Australian officers around the stove at night, Sulmona, Italy

Place Europe: Italy
Accession Number ART34781.005
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 29.2 x 39.2 cm (irreg.); image: 23.8 x 29 cm (irreg.)
Object type Work on paper
Physical description pen and ink, brush and ink wash on paper
Maker Comber, Albert
alpha lithograph
Place made Italy
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

Interior of hut, German prisoner of war camp at Base POW Campo 78 at Sulmona, Italy. Prisoners seated on boxes around large heating stove. Comber and other officers were held prisoner 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. Most Australian officers captured in North Africa ended up in Campo 78 at Sulmona, near Rome.