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Mario de Vecchi

Another plaque from the Cimitero Monumentale of Milan. This young soldier (he was 21 years old) belonged to the 142nd Reggimento di Fanteria and was killed on October 13, 1916. 24 more words


The Casino, the schoolhouse and the Hanging Judge

As you probably know, this is National Heritage Week in Ireland and (what a week) every national monument in the country is open to the public and free to visit.  671 more words


Back from Gorizia

This post is the perfect “pendant” of the “Towards Gorizia” post published a long time ago. Indeed, the caption on the picture indicates that these italian soldiers are just back from “Italian Gorizia”, on August 25, 1916, exactly 99 years ago. 10 more words


Theeb (Jordan/UAE/Qatar/UK 2014)

Here is one of the films of the year – a film both familiar and mysterious from a region with few cinemas and where filmmaking has traditionally been a struggle. 1,165 more words

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The grave of Arrigo Biasioli

For today, another grave of Milan’s Cimitero Monumentale: this is the one of the Italian captain Arrigo Biasioli, killed on the Bainsizza in 1917. As you can see, almost one century after his death, there are still flowers on his grave…


PETROLEUM IN MEXICO a synopsis of Modesto C. Rolland’s 1916 article in the International Socialist Review

In Petroleum in Mexico, Modesto C. Rolland, a supporter of President Venustiano Carranza and an internationally known Socialist considered the importance of petroleum as both a problem in national economics and in its monopoly in distribution and ownership of the means of production. 822 more words

Revolución Mexicana

A Caproni with a 25mm gun

It’s Caproni 33. In spite of his 450 HP engine, I think that with such a gun, the plane was flying backwards!