Concentration camp prisoners attending a Roman Catholic mass
These Austro-Hungarian prisoners in an Italian concentration camp are attending a Roman Catholic mass. Concentration camps were used by Italy and by the Central Powers during World War One. After the defeat at Kobarid (Caporetto) in 1917, around 300,000 Italians were imprisoned in Austro-Hungarian and German camps. Their life was difficult, with barely enough food to survive.
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- Matthew Shaw
- Life as a soldier
From organised religion to visions of angels on the battlefield, Curator Dr Matthew Shaw explores the profound impact of World War One on religion, belief and superstition for individuals and communities around the world.