Reg -> RE: OT: Homefires (4/30/2017 12:35:50 AM)
So, lately I've been watching an English series called "Homefires."
Perhaps some of the Brits and/or Aussies know what I'm talking about.
As you may know, a few months ago America remembered the internment camps of WW2.
In that series, the Italians were put into "camps" in England, because of Mussolini. Being half Italian myself,
I had no idea that this had happened in England.
What do you Chaps have to say?
Internment was happening everywhere at the time. However, things were as not as bad as it seemed and many Italians elected to stay on and not return home after the war and (along with later post-war migration) Australia now has a large Italian community.
Here is a very general link to internment in the Australian War Memorial collections if you wish to have a look around..... Link
ID number: 030190/15
Collection type: Photograph
Object type: Black & white
Maker: Halmarick, Colin Thomas
Physical description: Black & white
Description: Tatura, Victoria, Australia. 13 February 1943. Family groups of Italian internees from overseas now interned at Tatura
Internment Camp. Back row, left to right: D. Fortuna; E. Fortuna; G. Casati; L. Casati. Front row: A. Casati; M. Fortuna;
C. Fortuna; C. Fortuna; E. Corona.