Photograph of Luigi Pancaro and others, Rome, Italy, 1914 - solo in inglese

Photograph of Luigi Pancaro (front left) and others, seated on horse-drawn carriage, decorated with flowers, 1914. The photograph was taken during a military procession in Rome, the reason for which is not known. Pancaro would have been 17 years old.

Luigi Pancaro was a surgeon, trained in Italy. He was a supporter of fascism -- believing it had improved the socioeconomic status of most Italians. On June 10, 1940 he was arrested as a threat to the Canadian state. While interned at Camp Petawawa, he worked at the camp hospital, providing medical care to fellow internees and on occassion to camp guards and officials.