25 December 1911: Giovanni Pascoli for the military in Tripolitania

(To Marina Militare)

Monday - Cards issued by the "Maritime Magazine" showing the ode of Christmas Night written by Giovanni Pascoli and dedicated to sailors and soldiers in Tripolitania "are distributed to the crews of the Naval Forces" because in the Christmas they spend in war - come to them - with the voice of the Poet of Italy - the good word of the distant homeland ". Initiative by the director of the "Rivista", rear-admiral Francesco Roberto Mazzinghi, who asked Giovanni Pascoli to write a "word of comfort and exhortation from the Fatherland" to send to "good sailors and soldiers" engaged in North Africa over the Christmas period, invitation immediately accepted by the "Poet of Italy".