Please forgive me if this topic has been dealt with before. I'm a new member and have had a quick search but have found nothing on the subject. I'm researching the history of my stepfather, now deceased, who was called Arthur J. Bushell. He was born in Battersea in 1922 and he joined the East Surrey Regiment in 1941 as Pte.6150659, becoming a mechanic. He din't talk much about the War except to say that he was captured in Italy and later escaped to Switzerland. It is this aspect that I'm interested in. Can anyone tell me about the East Surrey's campaign in Italy and does anyone know anything about prisoners being taken ? Arthur was demobbed at Bodmin Moor on the 30th October 1946. Unfortunately he died in 2002, taking all of his wartime secrets with him.