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Letter from D.C. Saul, to Ruggero Bacci, April 12, 1943
This typewritten letter from D.C. Saul, RCMP Inspector for the Registrar General of Enemy Aliens, was sent to Ruggero Bacci, on April 12, 1943.
In the letter, the inspector claims that "no action can be taken to bring about your release". However, Bacci was released 43 days later. It is unclear what transpired -- although, Mussolini was on the verge of loosing power and the war.
Bacci was interned for almost three years. In his absence, his wife Erminia (Minnie) suffered a serious nervous breakdown and was hospitalized at length. Bacci's oldest son Aldo was forced to quit high school to help support the family. When his father was released and returned home, Aldo received notice that he was conscripted into the Canadian Army; however, he did not serve overseas.
April 12, 1943
6.5 x 8 inches
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