Postcard from Ruggero Bacci, to his son Alfo Bacci, May 4, 1941 - en anglais seulement

Postcard from Ruggero Bacci, written in Italian, to his son Alfo Bacci, May 4, 1941.

Internee Bacci writes to his youngest son, Alfo, about an upcoming fishing trip. He advises him to be careful -- not to fall into the river. He asks that they behave well -- with honour -- so that others will see them as exemplary young boys. Bacci asks his sons to continue to write to him often.

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.

This document forms part of a collection of documents and other materials on loan by the Bacci family.