|Italian prisoners of war under British guard arrive by train in Palestine 1940|
(Library of Congress)
|POWs lining up for food|
|POW's food line|
Where were the Italian POWs taken?
The American Colony's photographs from the Library of Congress' collection showed that thousands of Italian POWs were taken to Palestine by train, presumably from Egypt.
The photographs were taken at the Wadi Sarer train station in December 1940. The station, inside Israel, is an old Ottoman building that has been abandoned.
|Wadi Sarer train station in the background|
|POWs on the march|
The old train station was a recent photographic subject for photographer Gunther Hartnagel. We have been unable to make contact with Mr. Hartnagel to obtain permission to use his photographs, but they can be viewed here.