Herbert George Lewis (Bert) Wainewright, as a Lance Corporal, 2/28th Battalion and POW in Italy, interviewed by Brian Wall for the Keith Murdoch Sound Archives of Australia in the War of 1939-45

Accession Number S00570
Collection type Sound
Measurement 1 hr 58 min
Object type Oral history
Physical description audio cassette; TDK D60; stereo
Maker Wainewright, Herbert George Lewis (Bert)
Wall, Brian
Wall, Brian
Place made Australia: Western Australia, Perth, East Victoria Park
Date made 28 March 1989
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Source credit to The Keith Murdoch Sound Archive of Australia in the war of 1939-45

Discussing pre-war employment; enlistment in army; posting to Middle East as reinforcement for 2/28th Battalion; training in Palestine, battles at El Alamein; Battle at Ruin Ridge; capture by Germans; torpedoing of the Nino Bixio; arrival at Italian POW camp at Altamura; transfer to Udine Camp; camp conditions; escape plan; escape and re-capture by Italian forces; return to POW camp; escape; meeting with Italian partisan group and subsequent activities; repatriation; homecoming reception.