Gabriele d'Annunzio reviews troops at Fiume, Italy.
Gabriele d'Annunzio reviews troops at Fiume, Italy (later Yugoslavia and then Croatia).
High angled shot from window of soldiers marching through passage to huge crowd in square. Ground level shot d'Annunzio (who lost an eye in the war) at front of group of officers inspecting troops, d'Annunzio walks along saluting continuously. Shot from above of same. MS d'Annunzio & other military leaders on balcony, d'Annunzio making a speech.
American cataloguer's note: D'Annunzio, Italian soldier, orator & poet, after retirement from active service with many honours, led the occupation of Fiume, which Italy and Yugoslavia both wanted, and set himself up as ruler.
Fiume also known as Rijeka or Carnaro. This is one of d'Annunzio's last reviews in Fiume, later in 1920 it became a free city, in 1924 it passed to Italy, after WWII it went to Yugoslavia