The prisoners' mess at Arsa


This photo shows prisoners at mealtime in the area of Arsa, in Istria, in 1918. Istria was one of the disputed areas between Italy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire and became part of Italy after the Treaty of Rapallo, in 1919. Life as a prisoner was hard, both physically and psychologically. These were soldiers who had fought against their captors in the war, and were subsequently ill-treated.

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The prisoners' mess at Arsa
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