Thanks to Jeff for answering my question on conscription Now, I have another one and would be very grateful for any responses. I am researching political (or domestic) exiles. My understanding is that those against the Fascist regime were sent to Italian islands or to remote villages in the south of Italy for 3-5 years. My questions are - were any exiles sent to the north of Italy and also how did exiles live day to day? I believe they were given a certain amount of lire/day for food. Also, if anyone is interested in New Zealand POWs in Italy during WWII, my own relative (Jack Gallichan) was in a labour camp in the Apennines - so happy to contribute this. He was the editor of the famous (at least in NZ) Tiki Times that was produced in the camp.