Morning in the sun, Sulmona, Italy

Place Europe: Italy
Accession Number ART34781.003
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 28.8 x 39 cm; image: 33.2 x 33.4 cm (irreg.)
Object type Work on paper
Physical description pen and ink, brush and ink wash on paper
Maker Comber, Albert
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Prisoners relaxing and reading in the morning sun at the German prisoner of war camp ar Base POW Campo 78 at Sulmona, Italy. Comber and other officers were based there from October 1942 to June 1943. At Sulmona Comber joined the Escape Team and tunnel-digging crew. Over two months they worked many hours underground. However the plan ended in failure. Sulmona camp. Most Australian officers captured in North Africa ended up in Campo 78 at Sulmona, near Rome. A.H. Comber was commissioned as a flying officer in 1941. He was shot down over the Gulf of Taranto in August 1942. Like many of his fellow prisoners of war, he was transferred through a series of camps from Corfu to Italy (including Sulmona) before being taken north to Stalag Luft III.