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Qui si vince o si muore!

As you probably know, after Caporetto’s defeat, Italian troops had to retreat to the Piave river. This river became soon the symbol of the Italian resistance, as shown by this postcard. 64 more words


Ennistymon - 1918

Hawera and Normanby Star Vol LXXIV 4th March 1918 p5

It is reported that the £5,500 stolen from a bank manager at Ennistymon, County Clare has been restored, with a note stating that no robbery was intended and the money was taken merely to prevent its use at the fair to buy cattle, which were to be exported. 9 more words

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Kitchener's influence on war posters

Another Italian war loan poster for today. The slogan is the usual one (“Sottoscrivete“, ie. “Subscribe”, just as this other war loan shown some time ago). 30 more words


Che l'Italia non zoppichi più!

Questo volle Toti…

I had published some time ago a post about the story Enrico Toti, his heroic end was of course used by Italian propaganda, i.e. 31 more words


Offensive Spirit

The choice of today’s title was quite easy, as it’s the translation of the writing you can notice on the keg, probably full of some liquor! 24 more words


The mourning brassard

For today, some words about a detail you often meet on pictures of the Great War: the mourning brassard, such as the one worn by the soldier standing on the right. 94 more words


Ufficiale - 1918

We’re now in 1918 (see my yesterday’s post)! Our officer is now a tenente of the 87° reggimento di fanteria (Brigata Friuli), a regiment which saw little action in 1918. 48 more words