The Italian Chapel

He inspires his comrades to create a symbol of peace during these dark days of war, and out of driftwood and scrap they build the Italian chapel: a beacon of hope and beauty in a world ravaged by war.

Author: Philip Paris

Publisher: Black & White Publishing

ISBN: 9781845024116

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Orkney 1942. Forbidden lovers, divided by war, united by a secret act of creation. Amid the turmoil of the Second World War, a group of Italian prisoners is sent to the remote Orkney island of Lamb Holm. In the freezing conditions, hunger and untold hardships of Camp 60, this ragtag band must work together to survive. Domenico, a talented artist, is among them. He inspires his comrades to create a symbol of peace during these dark days of war, and out of driftwood and scrap they build the Italian chapel: a beacon of hope and beauty in a world ravaged by war. The chapel soon becomes a place of love, too. When Giuseppe, another POW, falls for local woman Fiona, he decides to hide a token of his love there . . . the secret of which is unveiled for the first time in The Italian Chapel. Based on an incredible true story, this heartbreaking and inspiring tale tells of forbidden passion, lifelong friendships and the triumph of the human spirit.

Orkney s Italian Chapel

Author Philip Paris's extensive research into the creation of the Italian Chapel has uncovered many new facts, and this comprehensive new book is the definitive account of the chapel and those who built it.

Author: Philip Paris

Publisher: Black & White Publishing

ISBN: 9781845026141

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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Orkney's Italian Chapel was built by Italian POWs held on the island during the Second World War. In the sixty-five years since it was built it has become an enduring symbol of peace and hope around the world. The story of who built the chapel and how it came into existence and survived against all the odds is both fascinating and inspiring. Author Philip Paris's extensive research into the creation of the Italian Chapel has uncovered many new facts, and this comprehensive new book is the definitive account of the chapel and those who built it. It is a book that has waited to be written for sixty-five years.

The Italian Chapel Orkney

Shetland Times 'Above all, this book is about bringing colour, light and art to a dark northern island' – The Scotsman Thousands of visitors go to the Italian Chapel in Orkney every year, witnesses to a series of remarkable acts of ...

Author: Donald S. Murray

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

ISBN: 9780857909633

Category: History

Page: 240

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Shetland Times 'Above all, this book is about bringing colour, light and art to a dark northern island' – The Scotsman Thousands of visitors go to the Italian Chapel in Orkney every year, witnesses to a series of remarkable acts of transformation. Among these are the Churchill Barriers nearby, straddling the ocean to link a number of Orkney's southernmost islands to its mainland. Constructed to protect Britain's naval fleet in Scapa Flow during World War Two, its builders included a group of Italian soldiers imprisoned in this bleak and windswept part of Scotland. In the course of this, they not only played a part in changing Orkney's way-of-life forever but also transformed a simple Nissen Hut, constructing through their labours a place-of-worship that still stands till this day a remarkable symbol of their identity and faith. And On This Rock tells the story of the strength and tenacity, laughter and tears of the men who built the Italian Chapel, showing how spirits defeated and despondent during years of exile were lifted by its creation. It does this with its own artistry and grace, using folk-tale and myth to provide a fitting counterpart to the wonder and beauty of the building that inspired it.

And on this Rock

Among these are the Churchill Barriers nearby, straddling the ocean to link a number of Orkney's southernmost islands to its mainland.

Author: Donald S. Murray

Publisher: Birlinn Limited

ISBN: 1841588687

Category: Architecture

Page: 219

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Thousands of visitors go to the Italian Chapel in Orkney every year, witnesses to a series of remarkable acts of transformation. Among these are the Churchill Barriers nearby, straddling the ocean to link a number of Orkney's southernmost islands to its mainland. Constructed to protect Britain's naval fleet in Scapa Flow during World War Two, its builders included a group of Italian soldiers imprisoned in this bleak and windswept part of Scotland. In the course of this, they not only played a part in changing Orkney's way-of-life forever but also transformed a simple Nissen Hut, constructing through their labours a place-of-worship that still stands till this day a remarkable symbol of their identity and faith. And On This Rock tells the story of the strength and tenacity, laughter and tears of the men who built the Italian Chapel, showing how spirits defeated and despondent during years of exile were lifted by its creation. It does this with its own artistry and grace, using folk-tale and myth to provide a fitting counterpart to the wonder and beauty of the building that inspired it. Illustrated.

Heritage and Memory of War

The Italian Chapel, an ornate Roman Catholic chapel constructed from Nissen huts and spare concrete by Italian Prisoners of War brought to Orkney in 1942–3, has been lovingly preserved and maintained. THE ITALIAN CONNECTION A fine ...

Author: Gilly Carr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317566991

Category: History

Page: 320

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Every large nation in the world was directly or indirectly affected by the impact of war during the course of the twentieth century, and while the historical narratives of war of these nations are well known, far less is understood about how small islands coped. These islands – often not nations in their own right but small outposts of other kingdoms, countries, and nations – have been relegated to mere footnotes in history and heritage studies as interesting case studies or unimportant curiosities. Yet for many of these small islands, war had an enduring impact on their history, memory, intangible heritage and future cultural practices, leaving a legacy that demanded some form of local response. This is the first comprehensive volume dedicated to what the memories, legacies and heritage of war in small islands can teach those who live outside them, through closely related historical and contemporary case studies covering 20th and 21st century conflict across the globe. The volume investigates a number of important questions: Why and how is war memory so enduring in small islands? Do factors such as population size, island size, isolation or geography have any impact? Do close ties of kinship and group identity enable collective memories to shape identity and its resulting war-related heritage? This book contributes to heritage and memory studies and to conflict and historical archaeology by providing a globally wide-ranging comparative assessment of small islands and their experiences of war. Heritage of War in Small Island Territories is of relevance to students, researchers, heritage and tourism professionals, local governments, and NGOs.

The Chapel at the Edge of the World

Emilio and Rosa are childhood sweethearts, engaged to be married.

Author: Kirsten Mckenzie

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848542679

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Emilio and Rosa are childhood sweethearts, engaged to be married. But it is 1942 and the war has taken Emilio far from Italy, to a tiny Orkney island where he is a POW. Rosa must wait for him to return and help her mother run the family hotel on the shores of Lake Como, in Italy. Feeling increasingly frustrated with his situation, Emilio is inspired by the idea of building a chapel on the barren island. The prisoners band together to create an extraordinary building out of little more than salvaged odds and ends and homemade paints. Whilst Emilio's chapel will remain long after the POW camp has been left to the sheep, will his love for Rosa survive the hardships of war and separation? For Rosa is no longer the girl that he left behind. She is being drawn further into the Italian resistance movement and closer to danger, as friendships and allegiances are ever complicated by the war. Human perseverance and resilience are at the heart of this strong debut and the small Italian chapel remains, as it does in reality on the island of Lamb's Holm, as a symbol of these qualities.

Orkney

In this book, acclaimed photographer Gunnie Moberg presents over a hundred views of Orkney that capture both the awesome natural beauty of the place and its remarkably rich heritage of buildings and monuments.

Author: Gunnie Moberg

Publisher: Birlinn Limited

ISBN: 1841584452

Category: Photography

Page: 124

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From the majestic soaring cliffs of Hoy to the intimacy of the Italian chapel at Lamb Holm, Orkney is a place of surprising and varied contrast. Witness to events of huge significance in the story of Scotland and Scandinavia, its venerable history stretches back to Viking times and a vigorous Celtic Church, before fading into an enticing world of myth and legend. In this book, acclaimed photographer Gunnie Moberg presents over a hundred views of Orkney that capture both the awesome natural beauty of the place and its remarkably rich heritage of buildings and monuments. All of them capture the islands' unique magical atmosphere, which still resonates today with the deeds of saints and warriors, fishermen and farmers.

Effie s War

Based on true events of the Second World War, this evocative novel captures the emotions, dangers and atmosphere of the days when the world faced its darkest hour.

Author: Philip Paris

Publisher: Black & White Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781785302084

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The Scottish Highlands, 1943 A family torn apart by the secrets of war. In a remote corner of Scotland something momentous is underway. When Effie's father receives a government notice to quit Kirk Farm, the lives of the Ross family and those of the whole community are utterly disrupted. But for Effie – irrepressible, beautiful, vital – wartime changes bring her close to Toni, an Italian prisoner of war sent to work on the farm. Before long, the young couple are planning a future together when the war is finally over. It’s a future that's under threat from the start. For there are those among them who cannot quite be trusted. Someone is determined to find out what lies behind the upheaval – and to pass those secrets into enemy hands. To stop them will create devastation beyond anything anyone could have imagined. Based on true events of the Second World War, this evocative novel captures the emotions, dangers and atmosphere of the days when the world faced its darkest hour. From the bestselling author of The Italian Chapel and Casting Off (as P.I. Paris), Philip Paris reveals the depths to which human beings are driven to by passion, loyalty and resentment. "Effie's War is an intriguing, twisting and turning journey and an outstanding page-turner that you won’t be able to put down." – MILLIE GRAY, author of Silver Linings

The Scots Fiddle

(Vol 3) Tunes, Tales & Traditions of the Western Highlands, Hebrides, Orkney & Shetland Murray Neil J. THE ITALIAN CHAPEL, ORKNEY THE ITALIAN CHAPEL, ORKNEY During the Second World War a. 160 THE ITALIAN CHAPEL, ORKNEY.

Author: J. Murray Neil

Publisher: Neil Wilson Publishing

ISBN: 9781906000424

Category: Music

Page: 256

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In the third of a three-volume set of The Scots Fiddle, J. Murray Neil has compiled a collection of the fiddle music of Scotland from the West Highlands, Hebrides, Orkney & Shetland. It includes a wonderful selection of traditional fiddle tunes and song airs that are played and sung wherever Scots meet at festivals and on special occasions. Extensive biographical sketches, narratives and anecdotes accompany the tunes and provide a fascinating insight into the rich inheritance of Scottish and Gaelic culture. Famous fiddler/composers and songwriters, past and present; famous characters and landmarks; history, legends and traditions; language and dialect, poetry and song are represented in a stimulating account.The selection contains over 160 tunes, including airs and pastorals, reels, strathspeys, marches, jigs, hornpipes, waltzes, polkas and minuets. There are melodies by well-known and lesser known fiddler/composers and songwriters, new and unpublished tunes, as well as compositions from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The Scots Fiddle is not only an excellent fiddle music reference book, it is a book about Scotland and should appeal to all those with an interest in their cultural traditions.

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Scotland

Lamb Holm, nr Kirkwall • Chapel: open Nov–Mar: 10am–1pm daily (Apr & Oct: to 4pm); May & Sep 9am–5pm daily (Jun–Aug: to 6:30pm) • Adm 7. Churchill Barriers and Italian Chapel, Orkney Google Map These causeways were built in World War II ...

Author: DK Eyewitness

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241528600

Category: Travel

Page: 160

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Beautiful, enchanting and wild - windswept moors, shimmering lochs and breathtakingly beautiful glens have imbued Scotland with a rugged and untamed romanticism, while its cosmopolitan cities and rich literary heritage give the country a captivating cultural legacy. Your DK Eyewitness Top 10 travel e-guide ensures you'll find your way around Scotland with absolute ease. Our newly updated Top 10 travel e-guide breaks down the best of Scotland into helpful lists of ten - from our own selected highlights to the best castles, lochs, epic journeys, places to shop, eat, and, of course, sample a "wee dram" of Whisky. You'll discover: - Eleven easy-to-follow itineraries, perfect for a day trip, a weekend, or a week - Detailed Top 10 lists of Scotland's must-sees, including comprehensive descriptions of the Edinburgh Castle, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, the Isle of Skye, Glen Coe, and Loch Ness and the Great Glen. - Scotland's most interesting areas, with the best places for shopping, going out and sightseeing - Inspiration for different things to enjoy during your trip - including family activities and things to do for free - Practical advice: get ready, get around, and stay safe DK Eyewitness Top 10s are the UK's favourite pocket guides and have been helping travellers to make the most of their breaks since 2002. Looking for more on Scotland's culture, history and attractions? Try our DK Eyewitness Scotland.

Orkney

The Italian Chapel, as it became known, has been cherished on behalf of the Italian men and their families by the people of Orkney to this day. It is famous throughout the world and thousands of visitors come every year to see it.

Author: Richard Clubley

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781910022832

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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After moving permanently to the island he's always dreamed of, Richard Clubley here sets out to capture the experience of life on Orkney, from the history of Neolithic sites to a future in renewable energy, telling the stories of countless Orcadians along the way. Determined to travel further afield than his home on Mainland, Richard takes to the Outer Islands to meet the people who live there and tell their stories. Orkney: A Special Way of Life is a delight for any lover of Scotland's remote places, filled with rich descriptions of the islands.

The Metal Heart

Murray, Donald S., The Guga Hunters (Birlinn, 2015) Murray, Donald S., The Italian Chapel, Orkney (Birlinn, 2017) Paris, Philip, Orkney's Italian Chapel (Black and White Publishing, 2010) Paris, Philip, The Italian Chapel (Black and ...

Author: Caroline Lea

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9781405944366

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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A BEAUTIFULLY COMPELLING WARTIME STORY OF FREEDOM AND LOVE The sky is clear, star-stamped and silvered by the waxing gibbous moon. No planes have flown over the islands tonight; no bombs have fallen for over a year. ___________ 'A powerful Second World War love story' The Times 'Deeply evocative of Orkney and its wild beauty. A stunning tale of sisters, salvation and sacrifice' Emma Stonex Orkney, 1941. Five hundred Italian prisoners of war arrive to fortify these wild and desolate islands. Orphaned sisters Dorothy and Constance volunteer to nurse the wounded. But while beautiful, damaged Constance remains wary of the men, Dot finds herself increasingly drawn to Cesare, a young man fighting on the wrong side and broken by the horrors of battle. Secretly, passionately, they fall in love. When a tragic mistake from Con's past returns to haunt them, Dot must make a choice: protect her sister no matter the costs, or save the man who has captured her heart? ___________ 'Confirms Lea as a highly original and inventive writer' Sunday Times 'A tense, passionate and deeply atmospheric novel . . . Caroline's beautiful transported me entirely to another time and land' Susan Fletcher 'A beautiful, heart-breaking tale of grief, love and the bond between sisters' Louise Hare 'Myth, legend, fear and superstition all play a part in this intensely atmospheric novel' Choice Magazine 'Atmospheric, heart-wrenching, evocative' Gytha Lodge Praise for Caroline Lea: 'Enthralling' Stacey Halls, author of The Familiars and The Foundling 'Fantastic' The Times 'Memorable and compelling' Sarah Moss, author of The Times Book of the Year Ghost Wall 'Intensely written and atmospheric' Daily Mail 'Gripped me in a cold fist. Beautiful' Sara Collins, author of The Confessions of Frannie Langton 'Brilliant' Daily Express

The Warm South

Holborn-born Italians were among the more than 800 who drowned in July 1940 when the SS Arandora Star, ... to finish the job before the chapel's consecration, and the Italian Chapel, Orkney, now a Category A listed historic building, ...

Author: Robert Holland

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300235920

Category: History

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An evocative exploration of the impact of the Mediterranean on British culture, ranging from the mid-eighteenth century to today Ever since the age of the Grand Tour in the eighteenth century, the Mediterranean has had a significant pull for Britons--including many painters and poets--who sought from it the inspiration, beauty, and fulfillment that evaded them at home. Referred to as "Magick Land" by one traveler, dreams about the Mediterranean, and responses to it, went on to shape the culture of a nation. Written by one of the world's leading historians of the Mediterranean, this book charts how a new sensibility arose from British engagement with the Mediterranean, ancient and modern. Ranging from Byron's poetry to Damien Hirst's installations, Robert Holland shows that while idealized visions and aspirations often met with disillusionment and frustration, the Mediterranean also offered a notably insular society the chance to enrich itself through an imagined world of color, carnival, and sensual self-discovery.