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Assault of Arditi

I’ve just realized that only 3 of my 1,300 posts published until now were linked in some way with the Arditi, the famous elite Italian soldiers. 36 more words


Fatiche di guerra (again)

And about three years after my first post about the fatiche di guerra” distinction, established by royal decree number 641 of 21 May 1916 and circular #29450, dated 17 September 1917 (this distinction was given to soldiers who had spent 1 year in the War zone), here’s another picture of the diploma. 60 more words


Gunners and pets

Let’s go back to Italy, with this picture (taken from I was There magazine) showing men and NCOs of the 181st Siege Battery RCA, which fought on the Italian front. 39 more words


Bridgehead on the Jordan River

Another picture taken from I was there magazine. We’re no more in Italy, but in Palestine, in May 1918. These men of the Australian Light Horse are holding a sector of the bridgehead at Ghoraniye. 21 more words



This picture will drive nuts my friend Francesco Brazzale, who’s fan of British troops in Italy and trains, if he doesn’t already know it (I couldn’t check in… 114 more words


Yorkie: The river floweth

For you regular followers, sorry there was a missed week here at the HC – you know how things go. Part of what delays me when I do delay is finding something that is really interesting to talk about. 715 more words