Anne Flint - Photographer

A selection of images from this amateur photographer based in Orkney

Orkney

The Italian Chapel

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The Italian Chapel
In early 1942 some 550 Italian prisoners of war, captured in North Africa, were brought to Orkney. They were needed to overcome the shortage of labour working on the continuing construction of the Churchill Barriers. These were the four causeways designed to block eastern access to Scapa Flow following the sinking of HMS Royal Oak by a German U-Boat in 1939.
Posted by Anne Flint on January 24, 2011 Full Size| Slideshow

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