10th-11th: D'Annunzio stroke public opinion with the 'Buccari
Joke': on board of 3 motor-torpedo boats with 30 men led by Costanzo
Ciano, he attacked Austrian shipping in Buccari bay. D'Annunzio
left three waterprooof containers topped by Italian tricolour with
satyrical message. The Poet was given another bronze medal for valour.
D'Annunzio took command of the First Air Torpedo Squadron and shared
other naval exploits with Ciano.
D'Annunzio set up the San Marco Squadron that bombed Pola.
2th: First attempt to fly over Vienna.
8th: Second attempt to fly over Austrian capital.
9th: D'Annunzio flew over Vienna, dropping 400.000 provocative
pamphlets written in Italian and German language. For this exploit
he was promoted to officer of Savoy Military Order.
24th: General Armando Diaz launched the final assault ended
in the succesfull Battle of Vittorio Veneto. During the fights,
d'Annunzio led three times his squadron against the enemy. He was
promoted colonel and decorated by the duke of Aosta with a gold
At the end of the war d'Annunzio raised public opinion against the
decisions of Paris Conference, claiming Fiume and Dalmatia for Italy.