The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954), Tuesday 2 January 1945, page 10

January 31 1942

Dear Mother

There is still very little I can say in a letter but here goes to do the best I can. Up to the time of writing I have not received any parcel but am still hoping. I have had one letter from Audrey and one [?] message. Twice this week it has snowed in noticeable quantities. I have only had one message from Nell. I can’t write to everyone as I only get paper for one letter per week and it is better for one to get all and pass the news on. Then I love to write to occasionally to Audrey. Then to add to my tale of woe I have a very bad cold which makes things pretty bad but still I’ll see it out as I fail to see how this can go much longer. Well this is about all so I must close with



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Letter sent by Denis from Campo 51. He mentions lectures and lessons which likely took place under the almond trees mentioned in the Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War.


Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 - 1954), Thursday 28 January 1943, page 30


 The Central Queensland Herald (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1930 - 1956), Thursday 16 September 1943, page 4

Campo 57 Gruppignano

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Italy Surrenders


There is no copyright on these photos

The Kiama Reporter and Illawarra Journal (NSW : 1899 - 1947), Wednesday 14 July 1943, page 4


Message from the German High Command to allied prisoners of war

The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954), Monday 11 June 1945, page 1

Burra Record (SA : 1878 - 1954), Tuesday 12 January 1943, page 3

Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954), Monday 26 June 1944, page 3

The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950), Friday 25 February 1944, page 9

With gratitude and acknowledge to Susan Brookes for transcibing her father's diary and making it available here


The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950), Monday 20 September 1943, page 11