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Nazario Sauro - Life

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Italian patriot, born in Koper, SW Slovenia. An officer in the Austrian army, he enlisted in the Italian navy at the outbreak of World War 1 and played an important part in several military actions. In 1916 he fell into enemy hands when his submarine ran aground near the island of Unje. He was sentenced to death for high treason.

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