Series 5 - Papers concerning Oreste Barbero, 1944-1995

Place Europe: Switzerland
Accession Number AWM2021.22.38
Collection number PR03098
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Series
Item count 1
Object type Papers, Photograph, Newspaper cutting
Maker Peck, John Desmond
Place made Denmark, Ireland, Italy
Date made 1944 - 1995
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Digital format and content protected by copyright.
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

Collection relating to the Second World War service of VX9534 Lieutenant John Desmond "Johnny" "Des" Peck DCM, 2/7 Australian Infantry Battalion, Second Australian Imperial Force, Australia, Palestine, Greece, Crete, Italy, Switzerland and England, 1939-c. 2000.

This collection contains 12 series

Series 5 of 12 - Contains correspondence and papers concerning Oreste Barbero, 1944-1995.

Oreste Barbero was the owner of a pastrycook’s shop in Vercelli, Italy. Barbero aided Peck in assisting escaped prisoners of war in the area in reaching Switzerland. In 1944, Barbero was arrested by the National Guard.

This collection is predominately written in Italian.

This collection contains scans of graphic images. This may cause distress to some viewers.