Italian POWs during WWI

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Italian POWs during WWI

Postby Truglio » 02 Jun 2010, 01:53

Does anyone know where I could look for records of Italian prisoners of war during World War I?? I am trying to find information about members of the Italian army who were taken prisoner during World War I by the Germans.
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Re: Italian POWs during WWI

Postby johnnyonthespot » 02 Jun 2010, 11:46

I am sure this is not the only answer to your question and perhaps not the best either, however the International Committee of the Red Cross will search its records for a fee of 200 Swiss Francs, about $172 at current exchange rates.

See http://www.icrc.org/eng/contact-archives

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http://www.icrc.org/web/eng/siteeng0.ns ... endocument
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Re: Italian POWs during WWI

Postby mozzie » 02 Jun 2010, 22:34

I have searched far and wide for sites containing this information, to no avail. I appears that the ICRC sites are the only way to find information.

Be patient as getting even a simple reply takes months.

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Re: Italian POWs during WWI

Postby ricbru » 16 Sep 2010, 14:13

The complete list of soldiers who were POW's during WW1 is kept at Archivio Centrale dello Stato in Rome.
There are 80 thick books with the names of the soldiers
Those names are not on line, and the archivist says that if you need to find a name, you need to go page by page on 80 books
I hope it helps
bye Riccardo

Truglio wrote:Does anyone know where I could look for records of Italian prisoners of war during World War I?? I am trying to find information about members of the Italian army who were taken prisoner during World War I by the Germans.
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Re: Italian POWs during WWI

Postby djgraziano » 25 Apr 2013, 15:02

I was at the Stato Cuivile Archives in Rome this month to find records of my grandfather who was taken prisoner by the Germans in WW1. There are over 50 volumes of records, not indexed or in any particular order. You have to go through each page. I went through about 10,000 pages before I found the record on my grandfather, but I found it. It was worth the effort.
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Re: Italian POWs during WWI

Postby ricbru » 25 Apr 2013, 15:52

congratulations, I wish I will go there one day at Archivio Centrale dello Stato in Rome to find the WW1 POW record of my great uncle Vito Giacalone, ciao Riccardo :D
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Re: Italian POWs during WWI

Postby hard.xt0Ne » 14 Jun 2013, 14:32

hi I am also trying to do this and get a some piece of Information.... :idea: :idea:
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