One of the Italian prisoners in Trumpington Camp was Vittorio Prati, whose son and granddaughter, Deni and Cristina Prati, have been carrying out research into his wartime experiences.
We are grateful to Cristina Prati for the information.
This is one of a number of pages about Trumpington PoW Camp .
Group of Italian prisoners, understood to be in Trumpington Camp, including Vittorio Prati (first right in the second row). Source: Cristina Prati, December 2013.
Camp pass giving permission for Vittorio Prati, number 41372, to be absent from Trumpington Camp, after duty until 22 hours, 15 September 1944. Source: Cristina Prati, 2013.
Vittorio Prati was born on 8 January 1919. He served in the Italian army during the War and was captured at El Alamein in July 1942. Cristina writes that Vittorio Prati was a prisoner in the Trumpington Camp. During this period, he worked on a farm, looking after horses. The family have photographs understood to have been taken while Vittorio was in Trumpington Camp and also a camp pass which was issued to Vittorio on 15 September 1944, allowing him to be absent until 22 hours.
On 4 December 2013, Deni and Cristina Prati visited Brother Herbert Kaden, and Cristina writes that it was very emotional talking with Brother Herbert.
Vittorio Prati, while a prisoner at Trumpington Camp. Source: Cristina Prati, December 2013.
Group of Italian prisoners, understood to be in Trumpington Camp, including Vittorio Prati (second from right in the front row). Source: Cristina Prati, December 2013.
Deni Prati and Brother Herbert Kaden, December 2013. Cristina Prati.