"The Italian POWs couldn't have been that badly treated"
Italian East Africa
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Between 1936 and 1941, Italy colonised an area of East Africa which is now Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia. During World War 2, Italians captured by Allied forces were sent as prisoners of war to Southern Africa, many of them ending up in Rhodesia.


No Picnic on Mount Kenya is a fascinating account of escape by one Italian POW.