Memorie contro. Vinti e vincitori raccontano Milazzo

ANNO 52 2011
Chiara Maria Pulvirenti

The losers’ memory. The many-sided history of the Battle of Milazzo
The Expedition of the Thousand may be considered the first media event in Italian history. Many journalists from all over the world followed Giuseppe Garibaldi to Sicily and enthusiastically described the various phases of the war before international public opinion. In particular, such famous writers as Alexandre Dumas transformed the Battle of Milazzo into myth, in line with the winners’ point of view. Nevertheless, there are also the memories of the losers. And although these memories certainly represent a partial viewpoint, they may be useful to those historians that wish to reconstruct a multifaceted history that cannot be reconstructed from the myth.

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