Letter from Gabriele D'Annunzio to Camillo Maria Corsi 10 November 1915

Letter/Manuscript

Description

English

This letter was written by the poet-soldier Gabriele D’Annunzio (1863-1938) some months after Italy joined the war. It is addressed to Admiral Camillo Maria Corsi, Commander in Chief and Minister of the Italian navy. Although D’Annunzio supported the Serbian resistance to Austria-Hungary, the letter shows his concerns about Italian supremacy in the Adriatic. Italy opposed the interests of Serbia, which was already thinking about the formation of a Yugoslav state. And so began tensions between the two Adriatic nations that would remain until the end of World War Two.

Italian

Questa lettera fu scritta dal “poeta soldato” Gabriele D’Annunzio (1863-1938) alcuni mesi dopo l’entrata in guerra dell’Italia. E’ indirizzata all’ammiraglio Camillo maria Corsi, comandante in capo e ministro della Marina. E’ interessante poiché, nonostante lo stesso D’Annunzio sostenga la resistenza serba contro l’Austria-Ungheria, manifesta le sue preoccupazioni riguardo alla supremazia italiana nell’Adriatico, dove gli interessi dell’Italia erano opposti a quelli della Serbia dove già si pensava alla formazione di uno stato iugoslavo. Ciò sarà all’origine dei problemi a venire tra le due nazioni adriatiche fino al 1945.

Transcript

Transcript

English

Excellency,

this war occasion is for me perfect to manifest to You the trustful joy that every sincere lover of our Navy proved when the fate had been replaced in Your firm and wise hand.

Italian

Eccellenza,

m’è ottima questa occasione di guerra per esprimerle la gioia fidente che tutti i sinceri amatori della nostra Marina provarono quando ne furono rimesse le sorti nella Sua mano ferma e sapiente.

Full title
Letter from Gabriele D’Annunzio to Camillo Maria Corsi, 10 November 1915
Created
10 November, 1915
Format
Letter / Manuscript
Held by
Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Roma
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