Colosseum - Rome, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 41° 53.403 E 012° 29.566
33T E 291992 N 4640608
Quick Description: Some of the characters in John Dos Passos novel "1919" visit the Colosseum during World War I.
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 1/12/2015 11:18:04 AM
Waymark Code: WMN7GY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme
Views: 36

Long Description:
In John Dos Passos' novel "1919", a group of American friends who are working for the Red Cross during World War I are summoned from Venice to Rome. The night they arrive in Rome, and before discovering why they were summoned, they visit the Colosseum at midnight. The experience leaves "...Rome throbbing in their ears so that they could not sleep." The next morning, one of the men, reports to the Red Cross and learns that the organization had received troubling reports that the men had been expressing pacifist sentiments. The group then report to the main headquarters in Paris and take different paths from there.
Short Description: characters visit the Colosseum

Book Title: 1919

First Year Published: 1932

Author's Name: John Dos Passos

Name of Waymarked Item: Colosseum

Location of Item: Rome, Italy

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Admission Price?: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

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