Interlude in Umbarger: Italian POWs and a Texas Church

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Interned in a camp at Hereford in the Texas panhandle, more than 3,000 Italian POWs spent the last years of World War II an ocean away from their family and friends. In the last year of the war, the prisoners suffered a siege of hunger dictated by government-ordered cutbacks in rations. The men called this episode la fame and found it difficult to supplement their meager meals. A handful of men in camp were artists, and it was this small group of prisoners who struck a deal with the priest of a nearby Catholic church. In ...

Interlude in Umbarger: Italian POWs and a Texas Church 2017, Texas Tech University Press

ISBN-13: 9781682830130

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