15,000 Italian "non-cooperator" POWs in the USA.

Sid Guttridge

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According to Italian Prisoners of War in America, 1942-1946 by Louis E. Keefer, "After Italy surrendered to the Allies, 25,000 of these (Italian) POWs worked with the US Army as "co-operators" in Italian Service Units." The 15,000 "non-co-operators" remained in stockades until release in 1945 and 1946.

One wonders about the nature of the "non-co-operators".

Were nearly 40% of Italian POWs in the USA so pro-Fascist that they resisted collaboration with the Allies for several years after Italy had switched camps?

Cheers,

Sid.
 
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