Children and the War - a book for young people

Description

This is a book of readings addressed to young people, to be used at school. It is part of the Bemporad Library for Boys, a collection of books containing patriotic readings for adolescents.

About 12 million Italians under 14 were subjected to systematic propaganda through school books and reading books. These publications exalted war, patriotism and the spirit of sacrifice.

Full title:
Children and the war
Created:
1917
Format:
Book / Illustration / Children's book
Language:
Italian
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze

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Theme:
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Theme:
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