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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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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

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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

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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

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Aspirante ufficiale - 1917

And here is the very same officer in 1917 (see my previous post). To be honest, even if this picture is dated 1917, I don’t see any difference with the previous one. 40 more words

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Aspirante ufficiale - 1916

With this picture, let’s start a series of pictures of the very same man. Indeed I’ve recently found three photographs of the same officer, taken in 1916, 1917 and 1918, if we trust the handwritten captions. 64 more words

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Wounded twice (colorized version)

If you remember my “Wounded twice” post published about one week ago, you’ll have a déjà-vu feeling… Indeed it’s the very same picture, but colorized by the same person who already did another similar work on… 49 more words

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