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K.u.K. POW

According to the caption of this picture found in Across the Piave book, this picture was taken on July 17, 1918, it’d be a K.u.K prisoner of war captured by the British. 31 more words

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The traffic jam

Another picture taken from Across the Piave book; it shows us a traffic jam caused by abandoned Austri-Hungarian guns and vehicles in Val d’Assa, on November 3, 1918. 25 more words

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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

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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

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Unità skiatori

Did you know that skiers’ units were created by Italian Army in 1917? They were named “unità skiatori”. They were the following Alpini battalions:

• 2° Rgt Alpini – Btg Cuneo coys 297a, 298a, 299a… 69 more words

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Assault with bayonet

Let’s present another drawing done by Morbiducci, which represents an assault of Italian troops against an Austrian trench. Soldiers are using their bayonets. In fact, bayonets put on a soldier’s rifle were not very easy to manage in a trench and such weapons are responsible of a mere 1-2% of WW1 casualties, as shown by several studies.

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The Alpino

Let’s remain on the Italian front, with another iconic soldier of the Great War: the Alpino. Alpini units were created during 19th century for any potential conflict against France but they showed their valor against K.u.K. troops during the Great War.

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