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Educational Reforms in Uruguay and "La Huelga Estudiantíl" by Adolfo Coppetti (1917)

As I tie loose ends through further research, I am fascinated by the cultural and social reflections found in these scores. Although I have not been able to determine Adolfo Coppetti’s dates, I have identified the origin of his tango-mazorka “La Huelga Estudiantíl.” The dedication reads “To the Central Strike Committee.” The piece was written in 1917. 175 more words

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The grave of Arrigo Biasioli

For today, another grave of Milan’s Cimitero Monumentale: this is the one of the Italian captain Arrigo Biasioli, killed on the Bainsizza in 1917. As you can see, almost one century after his death, there are still flowers on his grave…


Buster Keaton in Oh, Doctor!

Now here’s stunt you just have to see to believe! It’s just that cool.

Sometimes simplicity and finesse are all that’s needed for a very effective and very cool stunt. 363 more words

Al St. John

Learning to fly

About to start redrafting on 1917.

It’s partly about a young Australian lad who learns to be a pilot and flies on the Western Front during that terrible year in the First World War. 71 more words


A Caproni with a 25mm gun

It’s Caproni 33. In spite of his 450 HP engine, I think that with such a gun, the plane was flying backwards!