Italian PoW Records in UK

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cindatoffee
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Italian PoW Records in UK

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Hi all,

My biological maternal grandfather came to the UK from Italy as a prisoner of war during WWII and he decided to stay here. Does anyone know if there's any records kept about Italian PoWs?

My mum was illegitimate so doesn't know a great deal about his background but would like to find out more about him and this feels like potentially a good route!

Thanks in advance
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Yes, the records of POW's are kept at the Red Cross Archives.
My grandfather was a POW in England, and I got a certificate about him.
Then they stopped issuing the records, and I don't know if they started again.

You can look here:

https://www.icrc.org/en/archives

and write to ask.
Giuseppe "Pippo" Moccaldi

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