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Tardi and the Grande Guerre

It’s impossible to write about WW1 & comics without dedicating at least one post to French comics artist Jacques Tardi (born 1946). He has indeed produced many graphic novels and comics, mainly focusing on the collective European trauma of the First World War. 62 more words


La Grande Guerra - Storia di Nessuno

Yesterday’s post about Joe Sacco inspired me for this post and the next ones, which will be dedicated to Comics and the Great War. I had presented some time ago… 89 more words


"Notre Joffre"

A recent visit to The National Archives unearthed the following interesting sketches from Haig’s diary. The drawings are by Commandant E. Requin, a liaison officer between General Joffre and General d’Urbals’s HQ. 55 more words


Italian Names

This post may help people doing researches about their Italian ancestors. This picture was taken in the crypt located below Genoa war memorial (see my yesterday’s post… 124 more words


Genoa War Memorial (today)

I had published a post about the very same memorial (see this post), I had to show how this huge monument looks nowadays! I must admit it’s quite impressive, and much more bigger than I thought. 26 more words


Avanti la musica!

According to the caption of this picture published in weekly Domenica del Corriere, this scene took place on Quota 652 on Vodice Mount. I don’t know if it really happened, but I am sure my friend Mike Brubaker will love it!


War movie posters: Il giorno più corto

Il giorno più corto (also known as The Shortest Day) is a 1962 Italian Comedy film directed by Sergio Corbucci. This parody of the war movie… 70 more words