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Lamb Holm

A small island of the Orkney Isles, Lamb Holm lies between Mainland Orkney and the island of Burray. It has an area of 40 ha (99 acres) and is linked by the Churchill Barriers to Mainland Orkney in the north and Glimps Holm to the southwest. Italians, who had been captured in North Africa during World War II and sent to work on the construction of the Churchill Barriers, converted two nissen huts on the island into a chapel. The interior of the Italian Chapel still features the paintings of one of the prisoners, Domenico Chiocchetti. The island no longer has a resident population.


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