In this pit 136 officers of the Acqui Division were executed on September 24th, they were shot dead with machine guns in groups of a few men.

A total of 9250 Italians were killed in Kefalonia in September 1943. For the full detailed story of the Acqui Division on Kefalonia, see the page 'Memorial Acqui Division Kefalonia'.

At the place where the officers were shot hangs a plaque with the text:

IN QUESTA FOSSA VENNERO
AMMASSATE LE SALME DI
PARTE DEI 136 UFFICIALI
DELLA DIVISIONE ACQUI
FUCILATI DAI TEDESCHI A
S. TEODORO IL 25-26/9/1943

(IN THIS PUT HOLE
A PART OF THE
136 OFFICERS OF THE
ACQUI DIVISION WERE
EXECUTED BY THE GERMANS
S. TEODORO IL 25-26/9/1943)

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Source

  • Text: Paul Moerenhout
  • Photos: Paul Moerenhout (1,2,3) & Brian Penn (4)