Italian nationalist leader, Gabriele D'Annunzion, occupies the city of Fiume, with 2000 uniformed military volunteers
Fiume Croatia Date:1919, September 12 Duration:1 min 19 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Italian nationalist leader Gabriele D'Annunzion is seen talking with some of his Italian military volunteers, as they occupy the Adriatic city of Fiume, in September, 1919. His troops surge through the streets of the city mingling with local citizens. D'Annunzio and two of his officers are seen being carried on the shoulders of the crowd. Two Italian warships are seen docked at the Fiume pier. One, the Giuseppe Cesare Abba, a Pilo Class destroyer, displays the letters: "AB" on her hull.The other,displays "NL." Scene shifts to the deck of an Italian warship where an officer commands sailors as they march to take positions in formation on her deck. All are in full dress uniforms. Utility dinghies (or lifeboats) are seen on deck and one on davits.
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