We have been donated a set of five small, postcard-sized drawings made by an Italian Prisoner of War, Galli Pietro, when he was living at the Batford PoW camp in 1944. He evidently gave them to people who befriended him during his stay in Harpenden, and we are hoping to track down more information about Pietro Galli.
Maybe there are still relatives in his home town of Viareggio. Maybe he was remembering familiar scenes, including Carnival in Venice perhaps. And what was the team of PoWs building?
We hope these drawings may evoke memories in Harpenden families who were living near the camp.