Impresa di Premuda

From the birth of the Dreadnought to the period immediately after the end of World War I.
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Antonio Bonomi
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Impresa di Premuda

Post by Antonio Bonomi » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:28 pm

Hello everybody,

100 years ago Luigi Rizzo sunk the Svent Istvan on the Adriatic sea.

One of the most decorated sailors even at sea, ... surely the one that with the smallest vessel, ... a M.A.S., ... sunk not only one, ... but 2 battleships.

Bye Antonio :D
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Re: Impresa di Premuda

Post by Alberto Virtuani » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:52 pm

I have just read again the very good book edited by the USMM (Ufficio Storico Marina Militare) about this very special officer: Fabio Andriola (author) "Luigi Rizzo" (title).

If Premuda and Trieste were his most celebrated victories, his life is full of episodes that outlines his bravery, nobility and altruism (e.g. what he did and suffered after the armistice during WWII and even after he was back in Italy ...). Unfortunately I think the book is not yet translated in English and is available only in Italian..... :(

Bye, Alberto
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