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🚩 By 1859 the decades-long struggle to free Italy from being dominated by the mighty Austrian Empire seemed far from success. But a new secret alliance between two nations – the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia and the Second French Empire – gave renewed hope to the effort.
These three powers are about to embark on a monumental campaign that will culminate in one of the bloodiest battles of its time. At stake is the fate of Italy.
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📢 Narrated by David McCallion
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