Camp 61 P.O.W. camp - 3D animation with music.
A 3D animation of the former Camp 61 Prisoner of War Camp in Coalway, Gloucestershire (wording is in Italian - if you do not speak Italian fast forward to 60 seconds)
Transcript and translation of the captions on the video:
Campo 61 di Wynoll Hill, Broadwell Coleford GL.UK
Questa ricostruzione, virtuale in 3D con animazione, del Campo 61, che fa seguito alla realizzazione in scala 1 a 10 del Monumento, è dedicata a tutti i prigionieri ed in particolare a coloro che parteciparono alla costruzione, all’interno del campo, del Memorial del grande genio e compatriota Guglielmo Marconi.
Camp 61 P.O.W. Camp at Wynol's Hill, near Coleford, Gloucestershire, U.K.
This animated 3D reconstruction of Camp 61, that follows the realization of a 1:10 model of the Monument, is dedicated to all prisoners, and especially to those who took part in the construction of the Memorial for the genius and compatriot Guglielmo Marconi inside Camp 61.
Ricostruzione di una Prigionia
POW CAMP 61 – WYNOLS HILL – COLEFORD – GREAT BRITAINE
Reconstruction of a Captivity
P.O.W. CAMP 61 – WYNOLS HILL – COLEFORD – GREAT BRITAIN
DA EL ALAMEIN A MARCONI
L’8 Settembre 1943, “in teoria la fine della guerra”, portò in tutti I prigionieri, già provati da una lunga prigionia, una ventata di euforia incontenibile per l’imminente e molto anelato ritorno a casa.
Fu solo una breve illusione! Dovettero riporre in fondo al cuore il calore di quegli abbracci che già sentivano propri. Adesso il loro futuro non aveva più certezze, il calendario non aveva più date importanti da segnare in rosso.
Era duro e umiliante da accettare ma, inconsapevolmente, presero coscienza: Io sono vivo! Ho una famiglia! Ho una Patria! Questo bastava.
Nel loro animo il loro futuro era lì, in quel momento. Qualsiasi attività, qualsiasi pensiero, vissuti in quel periodo di prigionia, dovevano conservare dignità, fiducia e amore per la propria Patria.
Alcuni ci riuscirono!
FROM ALEMEIN TO MARCONI
The 8th of September 1943, in theory the “end of the war”, brought a wave of irresistible euphoria to all prisoners, already tried by a long captivity, thanks to the promise of an imminent and long yearned for return home.
It was but a brief illusion. The warmth of those longed for embraces had to be put back into the depths of their hearts. Now their future was uncertain, the calendar had no more important dates to mark with red pencil. Accepting it was hard and humiliating but at the same time they, perhaps subconsciously, gained a renewed awareness: I am alive! I have a family! I have a homeland! This was enough. In their spirit and soul, that is where their future was, in that moment. Any activity, any thought experienced during that captivity period had to treasure that dignity, trust and love for their homeland.
Some have succeeded !!
Un particolare ringraziamento allo Studio di Architettura ESArchitetti, che nonostante la scarsa quantità e qualità del materiale documentale fornito, è riuscito, in breve tempo, a realizzare una ricostruzione virtuale 3D molto veritiera e coinvolgente.
Special acknowledgements to the ESArchitetti architecture studio who, despite the low quality and scarce quantity of material and documents provided, was able to create in a short amount of time a very truthful and engaging 3D virtual reconstruction.
Laura, who lives in Italy, has been researching the former Prison of War camp at Coalway for some years. Her father was a P.O.W. there during the 1939-1945 war. Laura commissioned a scale model of the "Moni" monument made by the P.O.W.s at the camp.
Claudio added: "... Very interesting. We Italians can work wonders if we believe in what we do, but of course what was accomplished in Camp 61 was possible because those PoWs were held in a civilized country and environment".
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