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My uncle, Lieutenant P. A. W. Allan, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders, as a prisoner-of-war in Oflag 79, flanked by Denis Clapp and Bill Tedford
January 15, 2024 / News, PoW camps

Allied Prisoners of War in Italy – Jeremy Archer

In this article his nephew, Jeremy Archer, describes the varied experiences of about 11,000 PoWs who avoided that fate and went on the run, throwing themselves on the mercy of Italian people in their efforts to rejoin the Allies or reach Switzerland.
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Janet Kinrade Dethick
December 24, 2023 / News, Online archive, PoW camps

The Allied Screening Commission Index Cards – Janet Kinrade Dethick

Author Janet Kinrade Dethick hails the achievement in making the files of the ASC accessible. Although digitisation is in its early stages already the first files are uncovering fascinating stories about Italian helpers
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Robert Newby's glasses
December 9, 2023 / Luncheons, News

Professor Tregay’s surprise at the Luncheon

Sonia Ashmore, the daughter of author and former PoW Eric Newby, received a surprise gift at MSMT’s annual luncheon that...
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Admiral Virdis, Sir Nick Young, David Kettle, Letitia Blake, Signora Nicoletta Virdis
December 8, 2023 / Luncheons, News

Monte San Martino Luncheon 2023

RAF Club, Piccadily  22 November 2023 By John Simkins   Supporters of the Monte San Martino Trust gathered at the RAF...
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October 2, 2023

80th Anniversary at Servigliano

From 6th – 10th September 2023, more than 70 supporters of the Monte San Martino Trust took part in four days of action-packed celebrations to mark the 80th anniversary of the Armistice with Italy, the event that precipitated the escape of thousands of Allied servicemen from PoW camps into the Italian countryside.
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MSMT trustees by the memorial
May 15, 2023

Eden Camp Memorial Stone Unveiled in Moving Ceremony

The Trust and its sister charity, the Escape Lines Memorial Society (ELMS), have fulfilled a long-held desire to establish a permanent memorial to the brave Italians who rescued escaped PoWs.
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Professor Robert Tregay
January 26, 2023

Escape from Fontanellato

Professor Robert Tregay's introductory words to article regarding Eric Newby and Love and War in the Apennines. January 2023 Recovering...
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November 27, 2022 / News, PoW camps

Parri presentation

Pictured Above : Costantino Di Sante, Isabella Insolvibile, Nicola` Cacciatore and Igor Pizzirusso Research into the history of prisoner of...
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November 20, 2022 / Luncheons, News, PoW camps

MSMT Lunch

The past and present came together at the annual lunch of the Monte San Martino Trust on November 16th 2022.
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