Photograph of soldiers at soccer field, Eaton, England, February 1945 - en anglais seulement

Photograph of Canadian soldiers, at soccer field at  Eaton College, England, date unknown. Philip and Rino Albanese are the two young men in the centre of the group.

At the age of 18, Rino Albanese and his twin Philip enlisted in active service with the Canadian military. They were trained at Petawawa, where most of the about 600 Italian Canadian internees were housed. At the same time, the twin's father, Giovanni was designated as an enemy alien. The brothers were sent overseas where they served with the Canadian forces in England, Holland, and Germany.

NOTE: there is a duplicate print in the collection (DICEA2011.0018.0011).