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Subject

Arandora Star

Vehicle  From 2/7/1940  To 2/7/1940

Categories: Tragedy, War Memorial WW2

Countries: Germany, Italy

Deporting Italian and German prisoners of war the cruise ship was between Liverpool and Canada when it was struck by a torpedo from a German submarine. Of the 734 Italians on board, 486 died. Of the 479 Germans, 175 died. Amongst the dead were the father and grandfather of Paolozzi.

May 2009 - The BBC informs that there is a campaign for a memorial to the Welsh Italians who died on the Arandora Star, for the 70th anniversary in 2010. And here that the Teesside-based Italians will be commemorated on a plaque at Middlesbrough Town Hall. There are already memorials in Liverpool, Glasgow and Italy, as well as the one in London.

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Arandora Star

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St Peters Church - Arandora Star

This carved memorial shows 3 drowning men reaching up to the cross from the w...

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