The Zonderwater Prisoner of War Camp is about 40 km east of Pretoria and just outside Cullinan in Gauteng, South Africa. During WWII, more than 100 000 Italian soldiers were captured by the British in North and East Africa and they were detained in South Africa. The Zonderwater POW camp was the biggest detention camp built by the Allies during WWII.
The duration of WWII was 1939-1945 and Zonderwater POW camp was from 1941-1947. The Italians had good skills and they could choose between hard labour and practicing their skills for the benefit of South Africa. They were treated well and they were such a benefit to South Africa.
At the Zonderwater POW camp, there is once a year a memorial service and you can view the graves and there is a museum on site. You must arrange with the curator to open it for you. It is worth the effort. (www.zonderwater.com)