Pictures from the life of Gabriele D'Annunzio.
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1/5 One man's attempt to build a utopia becomes a story about the birth of fascism.
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2/5 1915, and d'Annunzio risks death when he takes to the air on a daring propaganda mission.
3/5 Peace for d'Annunzio spells disaster, and he looks to further his military ambitions.
4/5 D'Annunzio transforms the Croatian port of Fiume into a delinquent city-state.
5/5 Now an enemy of the state, d'Annunzio struggles to keep his utopian experiment alive.