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Italian Chapel Lamb Holm

The Italian Chapel is a Roman Catholic chapel on Lamb Holm with a nicely decorated interior. The chapel was built in World War II by Italian prisoners-of-war who were captured in North Africa. They were brought to Orkney to construct the Churchill Barriers. The chapel was build in a camp for 200 prisoners-of-war. Of the other buildings, only the concrete foundations remained.

Nowadays the building is still used as a chapel and is a popular tourist attraction, receiving over 100,000 visitors every year.

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  • Text: Fedor de Vries
  • Photos: Simon Armstrong (1, 3), Michael Maggs (2)