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- Listening Length: 7 hours and 22 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Audible Studios
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 1 Jun. 2010
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003OXHB6Q
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The Italian Chapel Audio Download – Unabridged
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The Italians were sent to help Balfour Beattie build a giant causeway to protect our naval fleet in the north of Scotland.
One cannot imagine what it must have been like for these men, only a few of whom spoke any English. Most captured in north Africa and then being transported all the way to the north of Scotland.
Like all POWs there was a mixture of skills and talents among the men and one among them, Domenico Chiocchetti an artist, felt that having a proper place to pray and receive succour for the soul would be of great benefit to the men.
Paris's story, part fiction, part fact makes for an interesting read. The ingenuity of the men who undertook the task with little in the way of the necessary materials, the friendliness of both the islanders and the British soldiers in charge of the camp all add to a fascinating time in Orkneys history. And the fact that the people there very much wanted to preserve what was an amazing feat brought a tear to my eye.
A lovely little story
In the end, a true historical account of the Italian POWs' lives on Orkney during WW2 might have suited me better as I knew nothing about this fascinating story before coming across this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book was lent to me by a friend who knew I was visiting the Orkneys. I am so chuffed & honoured to have been to the Italian Chapel with the background, albeit a 'story', from... Read morePublished 18 hours ago by J C.
From the opening pages the author has captured the passion, skill and belief that not only lead to the creation of the chapel but also its preservation! Read morePublished 8 days ago by patricia
Despite the rigorous research carried out by the author this was an unrewarding read. I got the impression Mr Paris was a journalist who had written a factual book on the topic and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Hillwalker
Wonderful read especially if you've been to the Orkneys and the Italian chapel. As you can picture it in your mind.Published 4 months ago by Stan Henderson
An interesting and unusual book. I didn't know anything about Italians in internment camps so it was informative.Published 4 months ago by Hotpot