Gabriele D'Annunzio and other Italian irredentist military volunteers occupy Fiume (Rijeka) after World War I.
Fiume Croatia Date:1919, September 12 Duration:1 min 26 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Italian nationalist leader Gabriele D'Annunzio and other Italian irredentist leaders are warmly welcomed in the Adriatic port city of Fiume as his contingent of Italian military volunteers occupies the Adriatic city in September, 1919. Ships seen docked in the background, between buildings. Irredentism leader D'Annunzio, with a wide collar atop his uniform, and wearing gloves, speaks forcefully to the assembled crowd . Several of the officers are carried down the street atop the shoulders of the cheering crowd. A warship is docked in the background. Flag of the Kingdom of Italy is seen in the crowd. Gabriele D'Annunzio is seen later, in uniform with shirt and tie, but without the collar and gloves, making his way through the crowd and then becoming the center of attention for the cameraman, as he poses surrounded by young military volunteer admirers.
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