Lieutenant Angelo Campodonico among his comrades

Description

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.

Full title:
Lieutenant Angelo Campodonico among his comrades
Published:
April, 1918
Format:
Photograph / Book
Held by:
Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze
Usage terms:
Public Domain

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