Photograph of Rino & Philip Albanese, Petawawa, ON, ca. 1943 - solo in inglese

Photograph of Rino & Philip Albanese, at military training in Petawawa, ON, ca. 1943. 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.