Publisher: Neil Wilson Publishing; 1St Edition edition (April 1997)
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Joe Pieri used to be arrested in Glasgow in June 1940 simply because he used to be an Italian. He used to be neither a Fascist, a Nazi nor a perilous battle felony, yet as a result of a central authority mistakes he was once shipped to a POW camp in Montreal, Canada, the place he remained till the top of 1943. Born right into a negative rural relations in Tuscany in 1919, his relatives emigrated to Glasgow, Scotland while he was once , the place his father chanced on paintings as a fish fryer. Joe grew as much as the day-by-day scoffs of 'Wee Tally' in school, yet sarcastically frequently needed to struggle along his tormentors opposed to rival gangs of boys at the manner domestic. At domestic Joe spoke in basic terms Italian and saw the traditions of Italian relatives existence. In June 1940, while the relations had started to achieve a undeniable point of prosperity, Mussolini declared battle on Britain. Winston Churchill nurtured fears of a 'Fifth Column' of enemy nationals dwelling within the united kingdom, and uttered his well-known 'collar the lot' command. many of the Italians arrested have been despatched to internment camps at the Isle of guy, a few have been torpedoed and killed at the ill-fated 'Arandora Star', and a few have been transported to Australia. yet Joe's destiny used to be assorted. as a result of a governmental blunder he was once shipped 3000 miles and spent 3 years in a POW camp on St Helene's Island, within the shadow of the Jacques Cartier bridge spanning the St Lawrence river in Montreal. His eager for freedom and residential, his experience of displacement and injustice, heightened by way of the truth that his brother used to be serving within the British military, his support with tried escapes and the very important bonds he shaped with different prisoners are all undying documents of 1 man's fight for survival. however it used to be a survival which left him with a feeling of statelessness. while Joe wrote this biography he admitted to emotions of clash among his love of Scotland and his typical emotions as an Italian.