Publications

Katrina is a member of Professional Historians Australia: http://www.phansw.org.au/tracing-australian-pows-in-italy/

BOOKS

Shooting Through: Campo 106 escaped POWs after the Italian armistice,(published 2019):

  • Trove – Australian libraries’ listing for Shooting Through.
  • Publisher – Echo Books

Katrina currently is researching and writing for two book projects. The experiences of Australia and New Zealand POWs held at Campo 57 Grupignano will be the focus of her next book.  Do you know that some two thousand Australians were held at Campo 57 between 1942 and 1943? Do you know of first-hand accounts and family stories about Campo 57?

ARTICLES

Peter Monteath and Katrina Kittel, Prisoners of War to Partisans: Australian Experiences in Italy during the Second World War, War & Society, Volume 40, 2021 – Issue 3, page 188 – 205.

Articles published in Sabretache, the Journal and Proceedings of the Military Historical Society Australia:

Book Review- The other side of absence: Discovering my father’s secrets. By Betty O’Neill (Impact Press, 2019). In Sabretache, The Journal and Proceedings of the Military Historical Society of Australia, Vol. LXII, 2, pp. 51-52, June 2021.

‘Without any support whatsoever: 75 years on from Alamein’, Sabretache, The Journal and Proceedings of the Military Historical Society of Australia, Vol. LVIII, 3, pp 18-20, September 2017. – https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;res=IELHSS;dn=257314091111204

‘Two to two thousand: captured by a nominal roll of Australian POW in Italy’, Sabretache, The Journal and Proceedings of the Military Historical Society of Australia, Vol. LVI, 3, pp.14-21, September 2015.- http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=545391199143245;res=IELHSS

‘Had a spot of bother but I am not alone: Gunner Jack Shoveller’, Sabretache, The Journal and Proceedings of the Military Historical Society of Australia, Vol. LV, 1, March 2014, pp 12-16.http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=200332890602774;res=IELAPA

‘Hymns and Hints: a prisoner of war’s notebook in Italy’, Sabretache, The Journal and Proceedings of the Military Historical Society of Australia, Vol. LIV, 4, December 2013, pp 4-12. (Runner-up in Sabretache 2013 Writers Prize)- http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=857547791765353;res=IELHSS

‘Capture in the desert: 3 Anti-Tank Regiment at Mechili 1941 and Alamein 1942’, Sabretache, The Journal and Proceedings of the Military Historical Society of Australia, Vol. LIV, 1, March 2013, pp 22-29. – http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=459622058040895;res=IELHSS

Indigenous POW summaries published by Department of Veterans’ Affairs, ‘Our Mob Serving Country 100 years and beyond’.

WX14427 Harold Davis 2/32 Battalionhttp://www.dva.gov.au/i-am/aboriginal-andor-torres-strait-islander/our-mob-serving-country-100-years-and-beyond/wx14427 (last accessed 3 June 2019)

QX1639 Private Frank Page 2/15 Battalionhttp://www.dva.gov.au/i-am/aboriginal-andor-torres-strait-islander/our-mob-serving-country-100-years-and-beyond/qx1639 (last accessed 3 June 2019)

WX7218 Private James “Jim” Brennan 2/28 Battalionhttp://www.dva.gov.au/i-am/aboriginal-andor-torres-strait-islander/our-mob-serving-country-100-years-and-beyond/wx7218 (last accessed 3 June 2019)

Katrina’s contribution to international publications by others:

Campo 59 Servigliano – On his website publication, Dennis Hill, researcher of Campo 59 Servigliano, acknowledges my identification of names of 69 Australians who passed through Campo 59. He also acknowledges the significant contribution of Bill Rudd: https://camp59survivors.com/2018/09/26/sixty-nine-australians-who-passed-through-p-g-59/

Italian translation of Lynette Oates and Ian Sproule’s book Australian Partisan: a true story of love and conflict, 1995, entitled Partigiani australiani nel Biellese: una storia vera d’amore e di Guerra, by Claretta Coda, Maria Elena Coha and Massimiliano Vigna, Turin, 2016. I was invited to write a preface. Also included in this book is an interview with me by the senior school students involved in the project. The book is held in National Library of Australia and State Library of Victoria: https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/228528688?q&versionId=251053679 Italian articles about this book: https://www.istitutomoro.it/giornalino/traduttori-con-la-b-maiuscola/ and https://lasentinella.gelocal.it/ivrea/cronaca/2017/05/08/news/partigiani-australiani-nel-biellese-1.15308685

Interview with Jessica Phelan, Local It (Italy’s news in English), wrote an article about my research –  How Italians helped Allied prisoners escape during WWI: https://www.thelocal.it/20181025/how-italians-helped-allied-prisoners-of-war-escape-italy-world-war-two

Regarding Aboriginal artist Tony Albert’s sculpture Yininmadyemi within Hyde Park, Sydney https://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/vision/sustainable-sydney-2030/communities-and-culture/eora-journey/yininmadyemi Luciano Guala (per ANPI Vallecervo) published his response within  ‘L’anello mancante e un cavallo con silenziatore’, Patria Indipendente, December 2015: http://www.patriaindipendente.it/persone-e-luoghi/itinerari-della-resistenza/itinerari-resistenza-sidney-canisei-guala/

Soggetto, Marco, 2013, ‘Braccati: Prigionieri di Guerra alleati in Piemonte e Valle D’Aosta, Aviani and Aviani Editori,’, Udine, Italy.

POW summaries for Australian military unit Associations:

‘Summary of 3 LAA Regiment Prisoners of War in Italy in Second World War’, 2nd/3rd Australian Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Association.  http://antiaircraft.org.au/component/content/article/188

‘2/15th Battalion POWs in Italy: digitised discoveries within NAA records’, In Remembrance of 2/15th Battalion, April 2014.  http://2-15bnaifremembrance.net/index.php/battalion-members/pows/17-pows-an-overview

‘2/24th Battalion POWs in Italy: digitised discoveries within NAA records’, The Furphy flyer in mufti, Vol. 5, 2, May 2014, pp 8-11.

‘Summary of 2/28th POW in Italy’, Tobruk to Borneo: Quarterly journal of the 2/28th Battalion and 24th A/Tank Coy. Association Inc., Vol.68, 273, September 2013, pp 30-33.

‘2/24th Battalion Prisoners of War: Summary of soldiers in Italy WW2’, The Furphy flyer in mufti, Vol. 4, 3, May 2013, pp 11-12.

‘Summary of 2/15th Battalion Prisoners of War in Italy”, Caveant Hostes: Journal of 2/15th AIF Remembrance Club, March 2013, pp 9-10.