Campo PG73

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  1. cjd_101

    cjd_101 Junior Member

    Apologies if this information is already on the form - if it is then I have been unable to find it! :-( Does anyone know when PG73 near Carpi was taken over by the Germans? Was the camp abandoned by its Italian guards after the Armistice announcement or did German forces really arrive later that same night? Sadly, online searches have yielded conflicting information, so, if anyone knows for certain then I would be pleased to hear.
    Many Thanks,
  2. vitellino

    vitellino Senior Member

    Treasury Solicitor's file TS26/456 Carpi: Mass Murder, (National Archives Discovery) contains an affidavit from L/Cpl D.S. Goodchild which states that

    ''At 6.30 of 9 September the Germans arrived, fully armed, and took over the camp.'' ( I have translated this from the Italian, which I had already downloaded from Marco MInardi's website on PG 73.)

    In addition, there is a diary in the Imperial War Museum, which I have not read, which may confirm this date.


    Last edited: Jun 14, 2024
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  3. cjd_101

    cjd_101 Junior Member

    Thank you Vitellino!! So, it really was taken over very soon after the Armistice was declared!
    Are you talking of the centrostudifossoli website? My anti-virus keeps diverting my away from that one, unfortunately.
    Kind Regards,
  4. vitellino

    vitellino Senior Member

    I suggest you obtain a copy of file TS 26/456 if you can't access the website.
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  5. cjd_101

    cjd_101 Junior Member

    Many thanks for the tip!

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