This shows a field behind the main building with 6 sentry boxes. ON the right there are stores and quarters and a convent on the left.
Sketch of PG 49 by Richard Carver (by kind permission of Tom Carver : Short Books )
This camp for 500 Allied officers and 100 other ranks was based at an Orphanage near Parma. On 9th September 1943, after the Italian armistice, 600 men marched out with the connivance of the Italian commandant and guards an hour before the Germans arrived .Unfortunately some got left behind .
More information about these camps can be discovered through these links
Karen Bonatti (see emailbenson.eml )
Names: (please send names to powsitaly@Mail.com)
Nigel Knight Bruce
William John Frank (Jack) Clarke
John Philip Gelly also these links: Preface Biography Escape Route
Arthur Dennis Hammond (see also17,66)
Horace William Robert Mitchell
Archibald Douglas Hubbard