THE ITALIAN LEGION BAHIA BLANCA 1856: The Forgotten Front of the Risorgimento
The arrival in 1856 of the 'Legion Agricultural Italian Military' in Bahia Blanca, south of the province of Buenos Aires, more than 11,000 kilometers from Italy, meant that this distant frontier country overhaul its cultural and economic. Across the ocean the legionaries of the young Colonel Silvino Abruzzo Olivieri is proposed, in an operation organized by Mazzini and Garibaldi, to join the effort to liberate and unite Italy.
Through extensive documentation, in part unpublished, the author attempts to answer several questions: why it has come to today's distorted image Silvino Olivieri? As the Count Cavour interfered in the management of Oliver? What were the means at the disposal of the military organization? What were the uniforms? As the population survived the 1859 Indium assault? Because after the unification of Italy most of the legionaries remained in Bah?a Blanca? The text is enriched by numerous uniformological tables, maps, and drawings.
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