Benvenuti agli archivi del Monte San Martino Trust. Gli archivi del Trust comprendono le storie personali di militari alleati trasferiti in Italia come prigionieri di guerra durante la Seconda Guerra Mondiale dopo essere stati catturati soprattutto nel Nordafrica. Molti di quei militari riuscirono a fuggire e il Monte San Martino Trust è stato creato per commemorare loro e le famiglie italiane che li aiutarono.

POW Index

PoW Index

POW camps

POW camps

Italian helpers

Italian helpers

Thousands of hours spent transcribing

English and Italian collaborators have transcribed hundreds of handwritten, typewritten and computerised memorials by the military themselves and, in some cases, by their relatives. Some were written during the imprisonment, some just after the escape and some years later and donated to the Trust.

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Italians who helped allied prisoners

In their stories, many prisoners of war have indicated the names of Italians, individuals and families who are often exposed to serious risks to help them. The following is a first list of names provided by MSMT supporters.

See our list of Italians who helped

Map by William Dudley

Pow Camps

Our archivists have worked hard with the Monte San Martino Trust to identify all the camps for prisoners of war in Italy

See the camps

Coming soon…

  • A history of events
  • A virtual museum with images of memorabilia preserved by prisoners of war
  • A list of published sources relating to the Second World War in Italy
  • A list of sources from archives around the world related to the Second World War in Italy
  • Researcher’s blog

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