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the history of italian merchant shipping vol. 2


Subtitle: 1915-1939 the first world war and the fascist period

Author: pierangelo campodonico

Publisher: maree editore

ISBN: 9788863737387

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1 in stock (can be backordered)


From the preface by Paolo Clerici, President of the homonymous foundation: “This second volume sees a a continuation of the Paolo Clerici Foundation’s commitment to tell the story of the Italian merchant navy, made possible thanks to the invaluable collaboration with the Mu.MA, under the presidency of Nicoletta Viziano and the direction of Pierangelo Campodonico, the author of the volume. 

While the first volume took us from the unification of Italy to the eve of the First World War, this book recounts an era that was both dramatic and decisive. A period marked by a conflict, in which shipping played an essential role and ended up paying an exorbitant price in terms of human lives and vessels, and a post-war period, in which economic crises and political ambitions both dealed a heavy blow to the shipowning world. 

[…] These may be stories from a century ago, but in those complex years, entrepreneurs and companies were born that were destined to influence the entire Italian navy for a long time to come”. 

Languages: English and Italian

Edition: 2020