Photograph of Sauro boys in military uniform, Toronto, ON, 1943 - solo in inglese

Photograph of the five eldest sons of Rev. Libero Sauro in military uniform, Toronto, ON, 1943. All five sons served in the war even though their father was considered an enemy alien. Top L to R: Italo Sauro (Canadian Army) and Alberindo Sauro (Canadian Army). Bottom L to R: Enrico Sauro (Canadian Air Force), Livio Sauro, shown in civilian clothing, (Canadian Army), and Olindo Sauro (Canadian Air Force).

Rev. Libero Sauro was arrested on September 7, 1940 and held at Don Jail before being transferred to Petawawa Internment Camp. His arrest was due to his membership with the Order Sons of Italy (OSI); he held the Office of Grand Administrative Secretary. Correspondence indicates that both he and his wife believed an unnamed community informant was also responsible.