Campo Concentramento P.G. 53
Camp 53 was located in Sforzacosta and housed British POWs in an old factory.
In February 1944 the camp was dismantled and the POWs were sent to Fossoli camp. There were 3 series of notes produced A, B, and C. They were issued in denominations of 50 centesimi, 1, 2, 5, and 10 lire.Italy had many POW and Civilian camp issues. Pow camp issues are identified by the phrase Campo Concentramento Prigionieri di Guerra (P.G.) and civilian issues by the phrase Campo Concentramento Internati Civili. Most of the issues are identified only by the camp number while some have the name of the area the camp is located in. Through an arrangement with Germany all allied soldiers captured in North Africa would be housed in Italian camps. This proved to be a mistake when Italy surrendered in 1943 and Germany had to move all prisoners to camps in Germany.