Lieutenant Angelo Campodonico among his comrades

Photograph/Book

Description

English

This book contains the last letters of Lieutenant Angelo Campodonico, who died on the Carso frontline in April 1917. Campodonico was the son of a wealthy Genoese merchant. He received the silver Medal for Military Valour. A hopeful writer, during assaults he read verses of Dante Alighieri aloud, possibly to entertain other soldiers, or boost his own morale. A small copy of The Divine Comedy was found with his body.

Angelo Campodonico is second from the right, indicated by an arrow.

Italian

Libro che raccoglie le ultime lettere del tenente Angelo Campodonico morto sul Carso nell’aprile del 1917. Figlio di ricchi commercianti genovesi gli fu tributata la medaglia d’argento al valor militare. Aspirante scrittore si lanciava negli assalti declamando versi di Dante Alighieri, portava sempre con se una piccola copia della Divina Commedia che gli fu trovata in tasca anche il giorno della sua morte.

Angelo Campodonico è il secondo da destra indicato nella fotografia anche da una freccia.

Full title
Lieutenant Angelo Campodonico among his comrades
Published
April, 1918
Format
Photograph / Book
Held by
Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze
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Free from known copyright restrictions

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