BTW we had quite a few italians in SA. Sadly, many were captured during WW2. They came as
POWs and built some beautiful bridges in SA.
Then many of them liked it and stayed here.
I have great respect for Italian thinking and creativity.
We bought weapons from Italy among others.
We had a small jet plane here in SA in the air force that we called the "Impala" but it was actually an Italian plane.
We had quite a lot of them.
Sadly, like dummies Rhodesians and South Africans fought on the idiot side in WW2.