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Military schools: in the trenches at age sixteen


It's all about "being, rather than seeming".

It’s all about “being, rather than seeming”.

A bright red brick citadel, known as the Rosso Maniero (‘Red Manor’) overlooks the city of Naples from the top of the Pizzofalcone Hill. Every year these buildings host an evocative and ancient ceremony. Young men and women reach it on parade with their rifles on their shoulders, wearing turquoise trousers with a magenta stripe down one side and a navy blue jacket with two rows of brass buttons. The number ‘1’ on their caps indicates that they belong to Italy’s first battalion.

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