Vanni looking at his camera
December 16, 2019

Vanni Treves 1940–2019

Vanni Treves, the son of an Italian partisan, died on 10th November 2019. He, was a lawyer, businessman and a board member of the Monte San Martino Trust.
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November 6, 2019 / Books

Long Walk Home

Trust supporter Andrew Adams has initiated the re-publication of The Long Walk Home, which is both a travel book and a true war story set in the Italian mountains.
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November 3, 2019 / Books, Online archive, PoW camps

A treasure-trove online

The memoirs of Allied servicemen on the run in wartime Italy, accounts of the brave Italians who hid them, and information about the PoW camps are all to be found in the Trust’s invaluable archive. After three years’ work it is now online for all to enjoy and research.
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June 20, 2019 / Books, PoW camps

Two intrepid escapers

Two new books give riveting accounts of the wartime adventures of Michael Ross and Leslie Young, who were both prisoners at Fontanellato.
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May 22, 2019 / Keith Killby, PoW camps

Memorial to Keith Killby

On May 16th a small piazza in Monte San Martino was dedicated to the memory of Trust founder Keith Killby.
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April 29, 2019 / Books

Captain Limbert’s Trunk

An astonishing haul of Second World War photos and records has come to light contained in a trunk that belonged to Captain Richard Limbert, who played an important role in the Modena area during the Allied campaign to free Italy from 1943-45.
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April 29, 2019 / PoW camps

Breakout from Camp PG60

On April 25th, 2019, Capannori, a large comune of 40 villages just south of Lucca, focused its annual commemoration of the Liberation of Italy on the events of September 1943 at the prisoner of war camp (PG60) on its territory.
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PoW bibliography books
January 15, 2019 / Books, Keith Killby, PoW camps

PoW Bibliography

For the benefit of followers of the Monte San Martino Trust, Julia MacKenzie has compiled a list of approximately 200 first-hand accounts and secondary sources about the PoW experience in Italy that can be accessed through the pdf below. The Trust is extremely grateful to her.
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