Monte San Martino Trust Zoominar on POWs in Italy

Monte San Martino Trust Zoominar on POWs in Italy

This maybe of interest to some readers of the blog:

Monte San Martino Trust ZOOMinar about WWII PoWs

From John Simkins, Administrator of the Monte San Martino Trust:

We are continuing the series of our successful Zoominars with an event that we hope will have great appeal.This Zoominar will reveal an area of the history of Allied prisoners of war in Italy that is probably new to most of our supporters. Three speakers will narrate and illustrate different aspects of the story of Indian PoWs in Italy, allowing us to contrast their experiences with those of other Allied prisoners and escapers.

  • An Italian historian will describe his discovery of fascinating photographs and information from Italian archives;
  • a professor of art will show her research in the subcontinent on the story of Indian PoWs in Italy; and
  • the grandson of an Indian escaper will recount how his grandfather was sheltered by Italians for many months and how the Indian and Italian families were reunited after the war.

Because our guest speakers are in three different time zones (US, Italy and India), we are scheduling this event at 4pm UK time (1800 SAST; note that UK time changes to GMT at 0200 on 31 October 2021) on Sunday, 31st October 2021, which we hope will be convenient for everyone.

To participate, please go to: to read details about this free event and to register. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link one week before the event.

Or contact John Simkins at