Letter to Defense Online: "IV November, should we be ashamed of a victory?"


While delving into some topics online, I accidentally came across this press release from the Ministry of Defense on the occasion of the November 4th holiday, which I invite you to read (read the press release), before sharing some reflections with you.

For those who have little time or desire, I report the end of the same, which amazed me: "The meaning of the memory of the Great War is not that of the celebration of a victory, or of the overcoming of the enemy, but that of having defended freedom, achieving a unity that was as difficult as it was strongly desired".

What would General Armando Diaz, Admiral Paolo Thaon of Revel or the 600.00 fallen Italian soldiers have felt when reading the final gloss from the Ministry of Defense? A mystification resulting from cancel cultures which continues to permeate the Western world and our country (despite the right-centre government) and which in the name of politically correct it distorts the reality of historical facts to adapt it to the most popular petal sentiment at the moment.

Then we talk about freedom, a noun that is a bit like parsley, you put it everywhere. Which freedom would have been defended in the First World War?

The meaning of the memory of the Great War can only be that consistent with the facts, i.e. that of the Italian Victory. Where Italy annihilated the Austro-Hungarian army causing very serious losses, "pushing the fleeing enemy further and further back" and taking "300.000 prisoners".

The statement from the commander of the Royal Navy speaks of "mighty ships disappearing" (under water, sunk, not made to disappear by Harry Potter!) and double dissolution (disintegration, disintegration) of the enemy army and navy achieved with weapons!

This is the reality of the events of the time and what has been handed down to us. Should we be ashamed of a victory or do they want to change our history?

Who knows if someone from the Ministry will have the time and desire to pronounce a palinody.

C. Saltamontes


Dear reader, I share the indignation. However, since we still manage to celebrate today as a "national recovery" (which will have ZERO consideration among the Allies for the purposes of the terms of the 1947 Peace Treaty) the unequivocal defeat of 1943 (laws September 1943: "Unconditional surrender"), almost as if we had won the Second World War... I'm not surprised that the exact opposite happened for the previous conflict.

I wonder if the soldiers, instead of being incited to fight for victory, had been invited to "defending freedom for a unity that is as difficult as it is strongly desired"​, they would have held on and... (oops!) won.

Andrea Cucco

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