The Monte San Martino Trust was founded by former POWs to honour the bravery and compassion of the Italian families who guided them to safety in the War.

For twenty years the Trust has given bursaries to young Italians to allow them the chance to study in the UK. Many of the students are descendents of the contadini families who
assisted the POWs. The Trust serves as a repository of manuscripts of former POWs; it also organises “freedom trails” for the children and grandchildren of the POWs to walk the routes that the POWs took while on the run through the stunning scenery of the Apennines.

It can be contacted at