Shooting Though 

Campo 106 POWs after the Italian Armistice 

Written by: Katrina Kittel

Thank you for your interest in the release of Shooting Through: Campo 106 escaped POWs after the Italian Armistice in December 2019.

I am excited - drawing deep sighs of relief - to complete my first book of history and to already receive terrific feedback from early readers including senior historians in Australia.

Shooting Through in paperback format will be sold through online re-sellers (Amazon, booktopia, Angus & Robertson, Fishpond etc) as well as selected bookstores.  Ebook may be available in 2020.

Book Reviews: 

This work…addresses everything from their capture through to repatriation and its aftermath. The material presented is insightful, balanced and respectful. Its strength lies not in emotion, but in presenting a window into the soul and decision making of the POWs in their relationships with themselves, their fellows, guards and the Italian populace. The author has redressed a neglected area of our military history… the best account of overall POW experience that I have read.’ (Major (Retired) Warren Farmer)

‘Thoroughly researched and beautifully written, Kittel draws on her own father's story and those of his wartime colleagues to explore the ANZAC narrative from a fresh perspective. Insightful, thoughtful and compelling, Kittel's account eschews glorification and instead illuminates the experiences of ordinary men in extraordinary circumstances.’ (Michelle Scott Tucker, Elizabeth Macarthur: a life at the edge of the world)

‘…shining a light on the oft-neglected experiences of Australian POWs in Italy.’  (Lachlan Grant, Australian soldiers in Asia-Pacific in World War II)

Katrina's connection to Firstchance:

During my role as a Program Officer in Faculty of Education & Arts at the University of Newcastle from late 1980s to 2005, I often met with academic and professional staff at the Centre for Special Education and Disability Studies. Firstchance was based there at that time and it was a joy to see the children in the outdoor playground with their teachers and other professional staff. Between 2007 and 2009, as well as in 2012, I worked part-time and casual for Firstchance in administrative and database management tasks as well as receptionist duties. This was before Danielle began that role!  I have fond memories of my time with Firstchance from seeing the first nervous walk-in by new Firstchance families, the administrative team working in the foyer of the Special Education Centre had the lovely privilege of seeing the confidence quickly grow in the parents bringing their child to the programs. Smiles from the children were the best!

How to purchase:

AU$35.00 incl. GST (delivered personally through arrangement)

One copy with Post & Handling (within Australia): $45.00 (2 copies $90.00. For more, please ask)

Invoice/receipt will be issued.