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Monument commemorating the war dead from the hamlet of Saltocchio


icona Monument commemorating the war ...
Monumento ai caduti della frazione ...
Area: Piana di Lucca
District/Locality: Lucca
Address: Saltocchio (Lucca), davanti all'ingresso del cimitero, a fianco della chiesa

The monument is situated in the open space next to the church of Saltocchio, in front of the entrance to the cemetery. It consists of a base and vertical element with dedicatory epigraph topped by a cross. The entire composition is encircled by an iron railing.
Date

01/01/1919
Inscriptions

MCMXIX/ A PERPETUO RICORDO/ SALTOCCHIO/ INCIDE NEL MARMO/ I NOMI GLORIOSI/ DEI SUOI FIGLI/ DA FORTI CADUTI/ NELL'ORRENDA GUERRA/ PER LA GRANDEZZA D'ITALIA
(MCMXIX/ IN PERPETUAL MEMORY/ SALTOCCHIO/ INCISES IN MARBLE/ THE GLORIOUS NAMES/ OF ITS CHILDREN/ WHO FELL / IN THE HORRENDOUS WAR/ FOR THE GREATNESS OF ITALY)
Purchaser

Comitato locale pro-monumento
Bibliography

Resolution of Lucca Town Council 21 May 1919.
notes

The committee was already active at the start of 1919 when it requested an area from the state railways to make the piazza for the monument. The work was inaugurated in the same year, as attested by the monument's epigraph, which captures the immediate post-war climate, with its still strong condemnation of the more raw and mournful aspects of the "horrendous war", in contrast with the fascist exaltation that was to later eliminate any trace of criticism.

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