Research – Published sources & bibliography

Allied POWs in Italy in the Second World War 

A Bibliography by Julia MacKenzie; © Julia MacKenzie 

Note: This list focuses on the Allied POW experience in Italy in the Second World War, concentrating on first-hand accounts that cover imprisonment, escape, reaching Switzerland/Allied lines or recapture and transportation to Germany, and, in some instances, postwar return visits to Italy. The date is of first publication, with later editions included only in certain instances. Some Italian editions are also mentioned but the list is predominantly of publications in English. Please write with any suggestions for additonal titles to: [email protected] 

Another version of this list with more bibliographic details, images of covers and short summaries of contents can be found here: 

First-hand accounts 

Abbott, Lt.-Col. Denny, Winter Holiday in Italy, The Garhwali (Royal Garhwal Rifles Officers Association), 7 (1 January 1952), pp. 210–22 

Allardice, Dallas, Friendship in a Time of War (1939–46). High School of Dundee, Dundee, 2004 

Alexander, John Lindsay, On Getting Through/Attraversando le Linée. Associazione Culturale “Il Liri”, 2013 

Allison, Errol S., Kiwi at Large. Robert Hale, London, 1961  

Anderson, J. [John], Escape in the Apennines. Gamsberg Macmillan, Windhoek, Namibia, 1992 

Aries, Angela (ed.), Solly’s War: An English Prisoner of War in Italy and Germany. Cappella Archive, Malvern, 2015 [Written by Lt John ‘Sollyʼ Joel and edited by his daughter] 

Armstrong, C.N., Life Without Ladies. Whitcombe & Tombs, Christchurch, NZ, 1947 

Bains, Lawrence, Nine Months Behind German Lines. Privately published (, 2013  

Baird, Archie, Family of Four. Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh, 1989 

Bateman, G.C., Diary of a Temporary Soldier. Privately published, Guildford, 1986 
Bell, Ian, And Strength Was Given. Tynedale & Panda Publishing, Lowestoft, 1989  

, No Place to Hide. Minerva Press, London, 1998 

Billany, Dan, in collaboration with David Dowie, The Cage. Longmans, Green, London, 1949 

Billany, Dan, The Trap. Faber & Faber, London, 1950; reprinted Faber & Faber, London, 1986 [novel] 

Bishop, Jack, In Pursuit of Freedom. Leo Cooper, London, 1977  

Blackman, Michael, By the Hunterʼs Moon. Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1956 

Briggs, Robert, A Funny Kind of War: A Wartime Log. Arlington Books, London, 1985 

Broad, John Evelyn, Poor People – Poor Us, Poveri Genʼ – Poveri Noi. H.H. Tombs, Wellington, NZ, 1945; also published in Italian, Povera Gente Poveri Noi. Edizioni Menabò, Ortona, 2017 

Broadbent, Gilbert, Behind Enemy Lines. Anchor Publications, Bognor Regis, 1985 

Broomhead, Edwin N., Barbed Wire in the Sunset. The Book Depot, Melbourne, 1944 

Brudenell-Woods, Basil, Four Packs to Freedom. Kangaroo Press, East Roseville, NSW, 1998 

Buchanan, Kelpie, Mektoub: War Memories 1939–1945. Privately published, 2007 

Buckland, John, Adriatic Adventure. Robertson and Mullens, Melbourne, 1945 

Bull, Eric, Go Right, Young Man. Blaisdon, Bedale, 1997 

Burnett, Bill Bendyshe, The Rock that is Higher than I. Privately published, South Africa, 1997  

Burns, John, Life is a Twisted Path: a time of imprisonment, escape, evasion and final refuge with the Mattei of Montecelio and Bishop Alois Hudal of Santa Maria dellʼAnima, Rome. Santa Maria dellʼAnima, Rome, 2002  

Caillou, Alan, The World is Six Feet Square. Peter Davies, London, 1954 

Calvey, Robert W., Name, Rank and Number. Book Guild Publishing Ltd, Lewes, 1998 

Cameron, J.E., ʻPrisoner-Snatching in Italyʼ, Blackwoodʼs Magazine, 259:1564 (February 1946), pp. 109–14  

Campbell, R.D., ʻEscape Through Italyʼ, London Calling: The Overseas Journal of the BBC, 220 (26 December 1943–1 January 1944 [printed 25 November 1943]), p. 10  

Carton de Wiart, Lieutenant-General Adrian, Happy Odyssey. Jonathan Cape, London, 1950; reprinted Pen & Sword, Barnsley, 2007 

Chutter, James B., Captivity Captive. Jonathan Cape, London, 1954 

Clifton, George, The Happy Hunted. Cassell, London, 1952 
Cowtan, John, From the Gazala Line to Behind the Lines: Wartime Memories of John Cowtan. AuthorHouse, Milton Keynes, 2011 
Crack, T.E., Missing: Believed Killed in Action. Privately published, Sardis, British Columbia, Canada, 1993 

Crompton, Cyril and Peter Johnson, Luckʼs Favours: Two South African Second World War Memoirs [For the Adventure of It by Cyril Crompton and On the Run in Wartime Italy by Peter Johnson]. Echoing Green Press, Fish Hoek, South Africa, 2010  

DʼAlesio, Dominick, The Worst is Yet to Come: Allied Prisoners of World War II at Risk in Italy. Vantage Press, New York, 2001 


Damini, Ettore, A Boy at War, translated by Philip Vaughan. Privately published, Italy, 1999; 

also published in Italian, Ricordi di Guerra. Privately published, Italy, 1999 

Dann, Len, Laughing We Ran. Privately published, Tucann, Heighington, Lincolnshire, 1995 

Darby, Phil, Press on Rewardless. Privately published, 1997 

Davies, Tony, When the Moon Rises. Leo Cooper, London, 1973 

Davison, G. Norman, In the Prison of His Days: The Memoirs of a Captured World War II Gunner. Scratching Shed Publishing, Leeds, 2009 

Deane-Drummond, Anthony, Arrows of Fortune. Leo Cooper, London, 1992 

—, Return Ticket. Collins, London, 1953 

de Burgh, H.G., ʻSmugglerʼs Way: A Story of Our Escape over the Monte Rossaʼ, Blackwoodʼs Magazine, 258:1561 (November 1945), pp. 289–98 [reprinted in Ian English (ed.), Home by Christmas?, pp. 107–15] 

de Burgh, Lucy, My Italian Adventures: An English Girl at War 1943–47. History Press, Stroud, 2013 

Denny, Harold, Behind Both Lines: Experiences as a Prisoner of War in Italy and Germany,  
1941–2. Michael Joseph, London, 1943 

Derry, Sam, The Rome Escape Line: The Story of the British Organisation in Rome for Assisting Escaped Prisoners-of-War, 1943–44. Harrap, London, 1960; also published in Italian, Linea di fuga 1943–1944: Sulmona-Roma-Città del Vaticano. Qualevita, Sulmona, 2011 

Dick, Robert, I was Not Alone. Scottish Cultural Press, Edinburgh, 1997 

Dickinson, E. B. “Dick”, From JoBurg to Dresden: A World War II Diary, edited by Taffy and David Shearing. Privately published, 2010  

Dodds, Arthur, Desert Harvest. Dianthus Publishing, Cirencester, second edition, 1998 

Dunning, George, Where Bleed the Many. Elek Books, London, 1955 

du Preez, Laurie, Inside the Cage. C. Struik, Cape Town, 1973 

Edy, Don, Goon in the Block. Privately published, 1961; revised edition 2010 

Ellis, Ray, Once a Hussar: A Memoir of Battle, Capture and Escape in the Second World War. Pen & Sword, Barnsley, 2013 

English, Ian, Assisted Passage. Privately published, 1994 

— (ed.), Home by Christmas? Privately published, 1997; revised edition, Monte San Martino Trust, London, 2017 

Flederman, Alan John, And Direction Was Given: A Daring Escape from a POW Camp and a Dramatic Journey to Neutral Switzerland. Athena Press, London, 2008 

Flowerdew, Douglas, Finding the Way: Wartime Adventures in Italy 1942–43. Privately published, 1988 [includes a memoir by Drew Bethell]  
Fox, John Esmond, Spaghetti & Barbed Wire. Wye Valley Press (Derbyshire Heritage), 1988; also published in Italian, Spaghetti e Filo Spinato. Qualevita, Sulmona, 2002 

Frelinghuysen, Joseph, Passages to Freedom: A Story of Capture and Escape. Sunflower University Press, Manhattan, Kansas, 1990 

Furman, John, Be not Fearful. Anthony Blond, 1959; also published in Italian, Non aver paura. Garzanti, Milano, 1962 

Gallegos, Adrian, From Capri into Oblivion. Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1959  

Garioch, Robert, Two Men and a Blanket: Memoirs of Captivity. Southside, Edinburgh, 1975 

Garrad-Cole, E. [Eric], Single to Rome. Allan Wingate, London, 1955 

Gerard, J.D., Unwilling Guests. A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, NZ, 1945 

Gibbs, Denis L.A., Apennine Journey. Privately published, n.d. 

Gilbert, Michael, Death in Captivity. Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1952 [novel] 

Goddard, K.M., ‘Inside Out!’, Gunner (Journal of the Royal Artillery), part 1, 105 (August 1979), pp. 14–15; part 2, 106 (September 1979), pp. 16–17. See also, ‘Escape Route Re-Visited’, Gunner, 103 (June 1979), p. 13 

Goddard, Vilma, A Partisan View. Privately published (, 2011  

Goody, Jack, Oltre i muri: La mia prigionia in Italia. Il mondo 3 edizioni, Roma, 1997 

Graham, D.S., Escapes and Evasions of An Obstinate Bastard. Privately published, 2000 

Gregson, A.A.M., Escape, Italy, 1942–1945. Privately published, 2011 

Haig, A.E.G., Gentleman Cadet to Headmaster. Pentland Press, Edinburgh, 1988 
Hargest, James, Farewell Campo 12. Michael Joseph, London, 1945 

—, ʻJourney Through Switzerlandʼ, London Calling: The Overseas Journal of the BBC, 244 (11–17 June 1944 [printed 11 May 1944]), pp. 12–13  

Harris, G.H., Prisoner of War and Fugitive. Gale & Polden, Aldershot, 1947 (digital version:

Henderson, Jim, Gunner Inglorious. H.H. Tombs, Wellington, NZ, 1945 

Hirst, Fred, A Green Hill Far Away. A. Lane, Stockport, 1998 

Holmes, Hugh, One Man in his Time. Square One Publications, Worcester, 1991 

Hood, Stuart, Pebbles from my Skull. Hutchinson, London, 1963; reprinted as Carlino with a new afterword, Carcanet, Manchester, 1985 

Horner, Gordon, For You the War is Over. Privately published (Falcon Press), 1948 
Jones, Donald I., Escape from Sulmona. Vantage Press, New York, 1980; also published in Italian, Fugo da Sulmona. Qualevita, Sulmona, 2002 

Jones, Francis S., Escape to Nowhere. Bodley Head, London, 1952; Mayflower, St Albans, 1977 

Jordan, Martin, For You the War is Over. Peter Davies, London, 1946 [novel] 

Killby, J. Keith, In Combat, Unarmed: The Memoir of a World War II Soldier and Prisoner of War. Monte San Martino Trust, London, 2013; also published in Italian, In Guerra Disarmato. Privately published (Antonio Millozzi), 2015 

Kindersley, Philip, For You the War is Over. Midas Books, Tunbridge Wells, 1983 

Krige, Uys, The Way Out. Unie-Volkspers Beperk, Cape Town, 1946 and Collins, London, 1946; also published in Italian, Libertà sulla Maiella. Vallecchi, Firenze, 1965  

Leeming, John F., Always To-morrow. Harrap, London, 1951 

—, It always rains in Rome. Harrap, London, 1960 [novel] 

Lett, Gordon, Rossano: An Adventure of the Italian Resistance. Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1955; republished as Rossano: Valley in Flames, An Adventure of the Italian Resistance. Pen & Sword, Barnsley, 2011 

McGeoch, Ian, An Affair of Chances: A Submarinerʼs Odyssey, 1939–44. Imperial War Museum, London, 1991 

Macintosh, Charles, From Cloak to Dagger: An SOE Agent in Italy 1943–1945. William Kimber, London, 1982 

Mackie, Philip, Hurrah! the flag. André Deutsch, London, 1957 [novel] 

Macpherson, Sir Tommy, with Richard Bath, Behind Enemy Lines: The Autobiography of Brtiainʼs Most Decorated Living War Hero. Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh, 2010 

Mander, dʼArcy, Manderʼs March on Rome. Sutton, Gloucester, 1987 

Mann, George, Over the Wire. Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1988 

Mann, Ronald, Moving the Mountain. Aldersgate Productions, London, 1995 

Marlow, Roy, Beyond the Wire. Robert Hale, London, 1983; reprinted by George Mann, Maidstone, 1997  

Martin, Bert and Hazel Spencer, Till We Meet Again: Gunner Bert Martin 1941–1945. Privately published (Ian Douglas), 2017 

Mason, Malcolm J., The Way Out: A Kiwi Escapes in Italy. Paulʼs Book Arcade, Hamilton, NZ, 1946; Digit Books, London, 1957  

, The Water Flows Uphill: A Kiwi Returns to Italy. Blackwood & Janet Paul, NZ; Allen & Unwin, London, 1964 

Mather, Carol, When the Grass Stops Growing: A War Memoir. Leo Cooper, London, 1997 

Mayhead, Chas, Rumours: A Memoir of a British POW in WWII. Pleasure Boat Studio, New York, 2002 

Medd, Peter and Frank Simms, The Long Walk Home: An Escape Through Italy. John Lehmann, London, 1951; new edition, The Long Walk Home: An Escape in Wartime Italy with additional material from Andrew Adams, Marcus Binney [son of Frank Simms] and Frank Simms. Sickle Moon Books, London, 2019 

Millar, George, Horned Pigeon. Heinemann, London, 1946 

Millar, I.G.S., A Long Walk: A Young Soldierʼs Escape from POW through North Italy and Yugoslavia. Privately published, Auckland, New Zealand, n.d. [c. 1996] 

Millar, J.H.D., The Memoirs of J.H.D. Millar written for his family, edited by Vermiglia Concetti, Filippo Ieranò, Antonio Millozzi and Giuseppe Millozzi. Associazione Casa della Memoria, Servigliano, 2008 [bilingual English/Italian] 

Miller, John, Friends and Romans: On the Run in Wartime Italy. Fourth Estate, London, 1987 

Mills, John Brent (ed., with a contribution), Gap in the Wire, Tales of Escape and Survival in Italy During World War II. Owl Press, Sydney, 1998  

, Waiting for the Sunrise. Stewart, Cape Town, 1946 [novel] 

 Morgan, Guy, Only Ghosts Can Live. Crosby Lockwood, London, 1945 

Morphew, Jeff, Five Frontiers to Freedom. Vineyard International, Cape Town, 1999 

Moss, Eric, Solvitur ambulando (Saved by Walking). Amberwood, Swanage, 1990 

Murray, W.H. [William Hutchison], The Evidence of Things Not Seen: A Mountaineerʼs Tale. Bâton Wicks, London, 2002 

Mustardé, J.C. [John Clark], The Sun Stood Still. The Pilot Press, London, 1944 

Naravane, A.S., A Soldierʼs Life in War and Peace. APH Publishing Corp., New Delhi, 2004 

Neame, Lieutenant-General Philip, Playing with Strife: The Autobiography of a Soldier. Harrap, London, 1947 

Newby, Eric, Love and War in the Apennines. Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1971 

Newby, Wanda, Peace and War: Growing up in Fascist Italy. Collins, London, 1991 

Newnan, William L., Escape in Italy. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 1945; reprinted, edited by A. Kendall Hall. Privately published, 2017  

Nisbett, Alfred, Always Tomorrow – Sempre Domani. Athena Press, London, 2008 

Noble, Ronnie, Shoot First!: Assignments of a Newsreel Cameraman. Harrap, London, 1955 

Oates, Lynette with Ian Sproule, Australian Partisan. A ʻRat of Tobrukʼ with the Italian Partisans. A True Story of Love and War. Military History Memoirs Series, Loftus, NSW, 1997; also published in Italian, Partigiani Australiani nel biellese: una storia vera dʼamore e di guerra. Tipografia Baima & Ronchetti, Castellamonte, Torino, 2017 

Oliver, A.E.V., Kriegie. George Mann, Maidstone, 1998 

OʼNeill, George, Enough for Survival. Privately published, Grahamstown, South Africa, 1985 

Orebaugh, Walter W., with Carol Jose, Guerilla in Striped Pants: A US Diplomat Joins the Italian Resistance. Praeger, New York, 1992; 2nd edition retitled as The Consul. Blue Note, Florida, 1994; also published in Italian, Il Console: Un Diplomatico Americano si unisce alla Resistenza Italiana. Edizioni Nuova Prhomos, Città di Castello, 1994  

Origo, Iris, War in Val dʼOrcia. Jonathan Cape, London, 1947; also published in Italian, Guerra in val dʼOrcia. Diario 1943–1944. Le Balze, 2000 

Orna, Joseph with Hugh Popham, The Escaping Habit. Leo Cooper, London, 1975 

Page, Arthur, Una Bella Passeggiata: Or a Walk in Wartime Italy. Air Forces Publishing Service, 1995 

Perry, S.V., ‘Fate has smiled kindly’, Comprehensive Biochemistry, 40 (1997), pp. 383–462 

Peyton Jones, Loftus, Wartime Wanderings. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2019 

Pope, William Henry, Leading from the Front: The War Memoirs of Harry Pope. Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, 2002 

Ranfurly, Hermione, Countess of, To War with Whitaker: The Wartime Diaries of the Countess of Ranfurly, 1939–45. Heinemann, London, 1994 

Rawlings, Alf, Diary of Life in a Stalag: A New Zealand Soldierʼs Wartime Story. Privately published, Timaru, NZ, 1991 

Reid, Ian, Prisoner at Large: The Story of Five Escapes. Gollancz, London, 1947 

Reynolds, Ben, Call Me Corp. New Holland, London, 2015 

Riddiford, Daniel, Committed to Escape: A New Zealand Soldierʼs Story. Ruamahanga Press, Martinborough, NZ, 2004 

Robinson, Newman I., Missing, Believed Prisoner: The Story of a South African Prisoner of War. Privately published, Durban, 1944  

—, and Peter Ogilvie (illustrator), In the Bag. Macmillan, Johannesburg, 1975 

Rogers, S.R., Sixty Bonus Years: A Tale of Survival. Privately published, NZ, 2003 

Rose-Innes, Harry, The Po Valley Break: The true story of three POWs and their bid for freedom in Mussoliniʼs Italy. Valiant, Sandton, South Africa, 1976  

Rosmarin, Ike, Inside Story. W.J. Flesch & Partners, Cape Town, 1990 

Ross, Michael, From Liguria with Love: Capture, Imprisonment and Escape in Wartime Italy. Minerva Press, London, 1997; new edition The British Partisan: Capture, Imprisonment and Escape in Wartime Italy. Pen & Sword, Barnsley, 2019 

Rossiter, Jack,Youʼll Never Make Itʼ: The Escape Diary of Pte Jack Rossiter, August–September 1943. Englang Publishing, Cirencester, Glos., 1992 

Salvi, Ramchandra G., Whom Enemies Sheltered: A Saga of Human Love in the midst of World War. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bombay, 1983; also published in Italian, Aiutati dai Nemici. Cultura e Dintorni, 2018  

Sampson, David, After Tobruk: The Conducted Tour. Privately published, Durban, 1986 

Schou, Martin, Mountains of Freedom. Privately published, Durban, 2000; also published in Italian, Sugli Appennini verso La LibertàPrivately published, Durban, 2000 

Scott, Arch, Dark of the Moon. Cresset Books, Auckland, NZ, 1985  

Scott, Douglas, My Luck Still Held. Unie-Volkspers Beperk, Cape Town, 1946 

Sexton, Winton, We Fought For Freedom. Burton Publishing, Kansas City, Missouri, 1948 

Simpson, William C., A Vatican Lifeline: Allied Fugitives, aided by the Italian Resistance, foil the Gestapo in Nazi-Occupied Rome, 1944. Leo Cooper, London, 1995; also published in Italian, La guerra in casa 1943–1944. La resistenza umanitaria dall’Abruzzo al Vaticano. Sulmona, 2004 

Skinner, S.F.W., Sulmona & After. Privately published, n.d. [c. 1989] 
Souza, Ken de, Escape from Ascoli: Story of Evasion and Escape. Newton, Cowden, Kent, 1989; 

also published in Italian, Fuga dalle Marche. Prigionia ed evasione di un ufficiale di aviazione inglese (1942–1944). Affinità Elettive Uguccione Ranieri Di Sorbello Foundation, Ancona, 2005 

Spooner, Pat, A Talent for Adventure. Pen & Sword, Barnsley, 2012 

Stone, Brian, Prisoner from Alamein. H.F. & G. Witherby, London, 1944 

Summers, Gerald, The Lure of the Falcon. Collins, London, 1972 

Symonds, A.J., Youʼre free!ʼ The Story of Life and Service in Campo PG 53. Christian Endeavour Union of Great Britain and Ireland, London, 1948 

Tomkins, Steve, Of Mice and Angels: The Story of a Welsh Prisoner of War. Privately published, Torquay, 2018 

Unwin, Frank, Escaping has Ceased to be a Sport: A Soldierʼs Memoir of Captivity and Escape in Italy and Germany. Pen & Sword, Barnsley, 2018  

Vasey, R.G.W., ‘Escapeʼ, Blackwoodʼs Magazine, 256:1549 (November 1944), pp. 301–09 

—, ‘Prison Life in Italyʼ, Blackwoodʼs Magazine, 257:1553 (March 1945), pp. 196–203 

Vaughan, Geoffrey D., The Way it Really Was: A Prisoner of War during World War II Recounts. Granary Press, Budleigh Salterton, 1985 

Vercoe, Tony, Yesterdayʼs Drums: Echoes from the Wasteland of War. Steele Roberts, Wellington, NZ, 2001 

Verney, John, A Dinner of Herbs. Collins, London, 1966; also published in Italian, Un pranzo di erbe. Qualevita, Sulmona, 2014 

—, Going to the Wars. Collins, London, 1955 

Wallis, Arthur James Charles, Nothing Better to Do: Personal Memoirs of World War II. Privately published, 1997 

Ward, Edward, Give Me Air. Bodley Head, London, 1946 

Weymouth, Guy, AWOL: In an Italian Prison Camp and subsequent adventures on the run in Italy 1943–1944. Tom Donovan Publishing, London, 1993 

Williams, Leslie, Letters to My Daughter: Reminiscences of a POW. Privately published, Stockport, 2004 

Winter, Albert, Behind the Wire: Life as a Prisoner of War during WWII. Propagator Press, Leeds, 2005 

Winter, Peter, Free Lodgings. Reed, Auckland, NZ, 1993 

Yeoman, Allan, The Long Road to Freedom. Random Century, Auckland, NZ, 1991 

Secondary sources 

Absalom, Roger, A Strange Alliance: Aspects of Escape and Survival in Italy, 1943–1944. Leo S. Olschki, Florence, 1991; also published in Italian, L’alleanza inattesa: Mondo contadino e prigionieri alleati in fuga in Italia (1943–1945). Pendragon, Bologna, 2011  

Aceves, Crystal, Captured by the Enemy: The True Story of POW Carl Leroy Good. Privately published, 2015 

Ayers, Gabrielle, Luigi. Privately published (Grosvenor House Publishing), 2020 

Barber, Noel, Prisoner of War: The Story of British Prisoners held by the Enemy. Harrap, London, 1944 

Barbieri, Valentina and Vincenzo Ritorto, From Fontanellato to Home: The Story of Lieutenant Hugh Davidson Sillito. Privately published, 2018 

Beecroft, W.R., Unbroken: The Heroic True Story of a Group of Anzac POWs in WWII Europe. Brolga Publishing, Melbourne, 2011 

Bolwell, Jan, Milord Goffredo: A daughter rediscovers her fatherʼs war in Italy. Steele Roberts, Wellington, NZ, 2002 

Bunbury, Bill, Rabbits & Spaghetti, Captives and Comrades, Australians, Italians and the War. Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1995  

Carver, Tom, Where the Hell Have You Been? Short Books, London, 2009 

Chambers, George W., Keith Argraves, Paratrooper: An Account of the Service of a Christian Medical Corpsman in the United States Army Paratroops During World War II. The Southern Publishing Association, Nashville, Tennessee, 1946  

Chambers, Joan, For You the War is Over: The Story of Herbert Rhodes (Aussie) Hammond. Haum, Cape Town, 1967 

Dethick, Janet Kinrade, The Bridge at Allerona: 28 January 1944. Privately published (,  2012 

—, Il Campo Prigionieri di Guerra 54. Privately published (, 2019 [in Italian] 

—, The Long Trail Home: Allied Prisoners of War in Umbria, 1943–44. Privately published (, 2016 

—, Montebuono 13/04/44. Privately published (, 2019 

— and Anne M. Corke, Twixt the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: The Story of the Crew of HMS Saracen. Privately published (, 2018 

Di Mattia, Gabriella, Campo 78: The Aussie Camp. Accademia delgi Agghiacciti, Sulmona and Museo Italiano, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 2016 [bilingual English/Italian] 

Dornan, Peter, Nicky Barr: An Australian Air Ace. Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW, 2002 

Dorney, Richard, An Active Service: The Story of a Soldierʼs Life in the Grenadier Guards, SAS and SBS, 1935–58. Helion, Solihull, 2009 

Duke, Vic, Another Bloody Mountain: Prisoner of War and Escape in Italy 1943. Iron City Publications, Hebden Bridge, 2011 

English, Ian R. and Harry Moses, For You Tommy the War is Over: The Experiences of the Durham Light Infantry Prisoners of War during World War II. Business Education Publishers, Sunderland, 2006 

Felton, Mark, Castle of the Eagles: Escape from Mussoliniʼs Colditz. Icon Books, London, 2017 

Fenton, Ken, Alamein to the Alps: War in the Piedmont with Mission Cherokee and the Lost Anzacs 1943–45. Frontier Press, Nelson, NZ, 2011 

—, ANZACS at the Frontiers, 1941–45, Northern Italy, 2 vols. Privately published, Nelson, NZ, 2008 

Fleming, Brian, The Vatican Pimpernel: The Wartime Exploits of Monsignor Hugh OʼFlaherty. Collins Press, Cork, 2008 

Foot, M.R.D. and J.M. Langley, MI9: Escape and Evasion. Bodley Head, London, 1979 

Gallagher, J.P., Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican. Souvenir Press, London, 1967; also published in Italian, La primula rossa del Vaticano. Mursia, Milano, 1993 

Gilbert, Adrian, POW: Allied Prisoners in Europe, 1939–1945. John Murray, London, 2006 

Guss, David M., The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram. Macmillan, London, 2018 

Hall, D.O.W., New Zealand Prisoners in the Second World War, Official History, Prisoners of Italy. War History Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, NZ, 1949  

Hobbs, Gynn B. (ed.), From Sicily to the Alps: Personal accounts and recollections of World War II in Italy. Mallard Publishers, Claremont, South Africa, 1999 

Horn, Karen, In Enemy Hands: South Africaʼs POWs in World War II. Jonathan Ball Publishing, Jeppestown, South Africa, 2015 

Hullis, Shaun, Captains Courageous: Gunner Gregg, Donny Mackenzie and the Liberation of the Nure Valley, 1944. Privately published, 2014 

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