I love this picture of Italian soldiers of the Marine Infantry having a break. One of them is reading the last news to his friends: we must remember that during the First World War, a good part of Italian soldiers was analphabet.
This picture is rather well known in Italy, but I thought it was interesting to share it with you anyway! It was taken in Nervesa, near the Piave River in Veneto and shows how trenches were dug in the town and even in the yard of this farm!
This propaganda picture gives a good idea of the state of K.u.K (Austro-Hungarian) Army in 1918: this Hungarian soldier is brought by a smiling Italian soldier towards the rear lines. He probably was a desertor.
World War I – August 20, 1914
Pope Pius X dies in Rome. The Galveston Daily News reports “Officials of the United States government are as ignorant of what is happening on the battlefields of Europe as is the general public.” 101 more words