Record Details

NGOBritish Italian Society (BIS)
AddressThe British-Italian Society, The Offices of Venice in Peril Fund, Hurlingham Studios (Unit 4), Ranelagh Gardens, London, SW6 3PA
Telephone020 81509167
Background InformationThe British Italian Society (BIS) seeks "to increase knowledge and understanding in the United Kingdom of Italian culture in its widest sense, in terms of history, institutions, way of life, language and contribution to civilisation", principally through the organisation of educational and cultural events. The Society was formed through the merger of the Friends of Free Italy, and the Free Italy Committee (later the Movimento Libera Italia), both of which had been formed in the early 1940s, against the backdrop of Mussolini taking Italy into the Second World War in alliance with Nazi Germany. Source:
Year Created1945
Other Names / Antecedent BodiesFriends of Free Italy; Free Italy Committee (later the Movimento Libera Italia)
Related Organisations
KeywordsInternational relations and international affairs.
CollectionsThis organisation was contacted by DANGO and to date we have received no reply.
Last Edited ByRC at 02/10/2007 17:25:48