Thursday, August 29, 2013

Morts pour la France

Costante and Bruno Garibaldi, Monument to Giuseppe Garibaldi, Square Garibaldi, Paris
Costante Garibaldi (Rome 1892 - Courtes Chausses 1915)
Bruno Garibaldi (Rome 1889 - Bois de Bollante 1914)
Relief on the plinth of the monument to Giuseppe Garibaldi
Square Garibaldi, 15e arrondissement
Paris, July 2012

“Today’s one is about the death of Bruno Garibaldi, son of Riciotti and grandson of the great Italian hero Giuseppe Garibaldi. Bruno Garibaldi was probably born in 1892 (the birth year is unsure). He was a student in Canterbury and then worked in Cuba. He came back to Europe to fight against Germany, and was a volunteer with his brother Costante in the Garibaldi Legion, which was a part of the 4th régiment de marche of the 1st regiment of the famous Légion Etrangère.”
(The death of Bruno Garibaldi, Some WW1 Photographs…)

1 comment:

cieldequimper said...

Ah thank you, I feel a bit less stupid today, I knew this.