Su gli argini del Piave, dove maestosa si erge la Storica e millenario Venezia, l'orgoglio Unno trova certo tomba per l'eroismo delle legioni alleati : On this side of the Piave, where the beautiful and ancient City of Venice stands, the haughty Huns will surely meet death from the hands of the Heroic and Allied Legions.

Description:

Color poster depicts a battle scene with the British, American, French and Italian forces on one side of the river and the enemy on the other side. In the background there is a view of the buildings of Venice. A female figure wearing a crown and draped in a red skirt hovers over the scene holding an Italian flag and a sword. A large yellow star shines behind her and over the city. At her feet are the words, "Da qui non si passa" ("They shall not pass"). At the upper left hand corner are small portraits of "Generale Diaz" (Armando Vittorio Diaz of Italy), "Presidente Poincare" [sic] (Raymond Poincaré, President of France), "Vict. Emm. III." (Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy), "Re Giorgio" (King George V of England), and "Pres. W. Wilson" (Woodrow Wilson, President of U.S.A.). Beneath Wilson's portrait flies a bird bearing a banner, "Per la libertà dei popoli" ("For freedom of the peoples").

Creator(s): Petronzio, G.
Creation Date: 1918  
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Collection(s):
World War One Collection
World War Poster Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 502
Past 30 days: 19
Yesterday: 1
Creator (Artist):
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1918
  • Digitized: 2006
Description:

Color poster depicts a battle scene with the British, American, French and Italian forces on one side of the river and the enemy on the other side. In the background there is a view of the buildings of Venice. A female figure wearing a crown and draped in a red skirt hovers over the scene holding an Italian flag and a sword. A large yellow star shines behind her and over the city. At her feet are the words, "Da qui non si passa" ("They shall not pass"). At the upper left hand corner are small portraits of "Generale Diaz" (Armando Vittorio Diaz of Italy), "Presidente Poincare" [sic] (Raymond Poincaré, President of France), "Vict. Emm. III." (Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy), "Re Giorgio" (King George V of England), and "Pres. W. Wilson" (Woodrow Wilson, President of U.S.A.). Beneath Wilson's portrait flies a bird bearing a banner, "Per la libertà dei popoli" ("For freedom of the peoples").

Note:

"Copyrighted, 1918, D. G. 189 Grand St., N. Y. "

"Century Lithographic Co., N. Y."

Physical Description:

1 poster : col. ; 61 x 48 cm.

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Venice | Italian military power | President Poincaré | King George V | President Wilson | King Victor Emmanuel II | Italy | Piave River | Venice | Huns | ethnic slur | Allies | Allied Legions | Italian soldiers | soldiers | ships | Lady Liberty | freedom | Italian flag
Parallel Title: On this side of the Piave, where the beautiful and ancient City of Venice stands, the haughty Huns will surely meet death from the hands of the Heroic and Allied Legions.
Series Title: American War Posters
Series Title: British War Posters
Series Title: French War Posters
Partner:
UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Collection:
World War One Collection
Collection:
World War Poster Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: Database No. 714
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: Historical Collection Accession No. Y2221
  • CALL-NO: Posters WW1 Petronzio 1
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc201
Resource Type: Poster
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public