The Monte San Martino Trust

The Trust was founded in 1989 by J. Keith Killby, a former prisoner of war in Italy, together with other veterans of the Second World War. It awards English-language study bursaries in England to Italians, aged 18 to 25, in recognition of the courage and sacrifice of the Italian country people who rescued thousands of escaping Allied PoWs after the Armistice in 1943.
The Trust, which is a registered charity, supports Freedom Walks in Italy, helps supporters research their ancestors’ escapes through its archive, and holds an annual lunch. It is funded entirely by donations and staffed by volunteers.

Contact the Monte San Martino Trust at [email protected]

Explore our newly digitised WWII archives.

MSMT Founder Keith Killby