The Italian poet-pilot and his propaganda raid

A controversial figure in Italian history, Gabriele D'Annunzio was part of the tradition of the soldier-poet. It was in the air that D’Annunzio fought, and among his exploits was a propaganda raid against Vienna that goes down as one of the First World War’s most daring flying feats

Gabriele D'Annunzio was one of the greatest exponents of the European decadent movement. He showed an inexhaustible ability to assimilate new trends, both literary and philosophical, employing them within the scope of a refined writing technique.

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