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In the night between 10 and 11 February 1918, three MAS, departed from Venice fourteen hours before, entered the dangerous area between the island of Cres and the Istrian coast to the Bay of Buccari where, according to information from the military espionage, some Austrian naval units were stationary. On one of these MASs traveled the captain of the frigate Costanzo Ciano and the Vate Gabriele D'Annunzio. However, even though they reached the mouth of the Buccari bay without being...
"May any cowardice die here. Let all the classes and all parties that sincerely love the homeland merge in a single outburst of pride and faith, to repeat as during the memorable days of May 1915 to the enemy who listened in ambush: Italy knows only the way of honour."
(Gen. Luigi Cadorna)
On 24 May 1915 the Kingdom of Italy broke from the Triple Alliance and declared war with Austro-Hungary. In the months of neutrality the country underwent a confrontation between the neutralist majority, formed by socialists, Catholics, and Giolittians, and the interventionist minority, which was present in every political force. They found major support among nationalists and republicans and, in particular, the two most important people in the government: the...
At the outbreak of war, Italian intellectuals, politicians and citizens were divided on two fronts: on the one hand the interventionists and on the other the neutralis. The motives of the two opinions were different. Interventionists expected that through the participation in the war Italy could accomplish the “Risorgimento” and finally become a great power. Their positions, diffused through mass demonstrations and supported by the press, finally prevailed.
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