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The Adriatic and Peace

Timothy K. Nenninger and Charles Pelot Summerall

in The Way of Duty, Honor, Country

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780813126180
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135649 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813126180.003.0022
The Adriatic and Peace

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Strategically, Fiume was the most important city on the Adriatic. The old Roman road and the railroad from the Danube reached the coast at Fiume. Since ancient times, Fiume had been largely populated by Italians, as was most of the Adriatic coast. There was bitter hatred between the native inhabitants of the interior and the Italians. At this time, Charles Summerall was invited by General Pershing to accompany his party on a tour of Italy. They had visited England while Charles was at Fiume. While in Rome, they were taken to many historic spots and monuments. He rode much with Mr. Jay, at the embassy in Rome. He told him that the navy in the Adriatic felt slighted by receiving no attention or courtesies from the embassy. He said that he would correct the situation. Admiral Andrews later told Charles that the relations improved.

Keywords: Danube; Charles Summerall; Fiume; Rome; Italy; French; Adriatic; Gernal Pershing; Admiral Andrews

Chapter.  2450 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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