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The Italian Chapel in Orkney - the incredible little church built by Italian prisoners of war

Orkney mainland lies the region's most visited attraction.Found on the north coast of Lamb Holm, there is a beautiful little Roman Catholic chapel that was built by Italian prisoners of war in 1943.The pristine white entranced building is the result of the work of one of the prisoners, artist Domenico Chiocchetti.The POWs were tradesmen and commissioned with the task of constructing a place of worship for the nearly 600 Italian soldiers captured fighting in North Africa and brought to two camps.

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