Historical information

The two cyclists were taken prisoner in North Africa. The prisoners gave the photo to Colin Odlum and the result was that the photo came back to Australia and given to William (Billy) Bird who loaned the photo to the Cycling Club in Bendigo. Colin Odlum VX45898 2/23 Batt AIF. KIA 12.7.42. Refer 127.56, 128.2, 137.3P. Bettie Bird refer 136.2, Billy Bird 1601.

Physical description

.1) Photo, B & W of two Italian men on Racing Bikes with building in the background.
.2) Original newspaper article re Italian POW's and Colin Odlum on a black background.

Inscriptions & markings

.1) On the rear faded writing re the two cyclists "POW's"