Studies in Military and Strategic History

The British Empire and its Italian Prisoners of War, 1940–1947

Authors: Moore, B., Fedorowich, K.

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During the Second World War, British and Imperial forces captured more than half a million Italian soldiers, sailors and airmen. Although a symbol of military success, these prisoners created a multitude of problems for the authorities throughout the war. This book looks at how the British addressed these problems and turned liabilities into assets by using the Italians as a labour force, a source of military intelligence and as a political warfare tool before their final repatriation in 1946-47.

About the authors

Author Kent Fedorowich: Kent Fedorowich is Reader in British Imperial and Commonwealth History at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Moore, Bob (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • British Planning and Policy for Prisoners of War, 1939–41

    Moore, Bob (et al.)

    Pages 14-26

  • The Essential Labour Supply: The Import of Italian POWs to the United Kingdom

    Moore, Bob (et al.)

    Pages 27-43

  • Italian POWs in Africa, 1940–3

    Moore, Bob (et al.)

    Pages 44-71

  • ‘Farming Down Under’: Italian POWs in Australia, 1941–3

    Moore, Bob (et al.)

    Pages 72-91

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eBook $74.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The British Empire and its Italian Prisoners of War, 1940–1947
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Military and Strategic History
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Bob Moore and Kent Fedorowich
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-51214-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230512146
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-73892-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-40926-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 329
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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