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Another detail I forgot to mention which may help.
Apparently there was a prison of war camp where Italian soldiers were held after the war had ended.
It was all pretty relaxed – apparently the Italian soldiers used to slip through holes in the fence to go in to town for the evening but return to their dorms and bunks. The was was over, everyone just wanted to get home.
My dad did some guard duty there. Don’t know if that helps. Is there a a particular place where this would have been or were there many such camps/prisons?