Prisoner of War mail, from Ruggero Bacci, to Alfo Bacci, October 13, 1941 - en anglais seulement

Prisoner of War mail, from Ruggero Bacci, handwritten in Italian, to his son Alfo Bacci, October 13, 1941.

Internee Bacci writes to his younger son, Alfo, that he is pleased to hear that he is an honour student. He wishes him a happy birthday and writes that he hopes it is the last they celebrate apart. He says he's also sorry to hear about Grandfather, and hopes he is feeling better.

Bacci was interned for almost three years. In his absence, his wife Erminia (Minnie) suffered a serious nervous breakdown and was hospitalized at length. His 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.