How many Allied POWs found sanctuary with Italian partisans?

Sid Guttridge

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How many Allied prisoners of war were being held by Italy in July 1943, and how many of them successfully escaped following Italy's armistice in September?

Many thanks,



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Hi Sid,
I am afraid I cannot answer your question as I have not come across this subject before. However, you maybe interested to learn that there is an excellent book titled The Broken Column. It is a true story of an English submariner whose submarine was sunk. He was captured then escaped. Instead of escaping he went and fought with the Italian partisans! A good read!,
Bob M