Scaldarancio. Excerpts of Don Quixote for the benefit of the Committee of the National Opera of Livorno

Music/Booklet/Illustration

Description

English

This booklet contains extracts from Don Quixote and appears to have been produced to raise money for the Livorno Committee for the National Opera of Scaldarancio. A scaldarancio was a smokeless heater used in the trenches to warm food. It was made of paper soaked in grease and wax, or paraffin and able to burn for about 15 minutes, allowing soldiers to heat their meals.

Scaldarancios were made by civic committees, which looked after the children of the dead or wounded. The committees were composed of volunteer citizens, usually women. In order to raise money for the committee, benefits such as the one advertised by this booklet would be organised.

Italian

Il volumetto prende il nome dallo "scaldarancio", che veniva utilizzato per riscaldare le vivande in trincea senza fare fumo e con poca fiamma.

I comitati civici si occupavano dell’assistenza ai figli dei soldati uccisi in guerra e dei soldati feriti in ospedale.
Comitati costituiti da volontari cittadini, in particolare donne, preparavano anche gli “scaldarancio” , una specie di torce prodotte con carta imbevuta di grasso e di cera, o di paraffina, che riuscivano ad ardere per circa un quarto d’ora, così permettendo ai soldati al fronte di riscaldare la gavetta con il cibo.

Full title
Scaldarancio. Excerpts of Don Quixote for the benefit of the Committee of the National Opera of Livorno
Created
1916
Format
Music / Booklet / Illustration
Held by
Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze
Usage Terms
Free from known copyright restrictions

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