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The War Memorial of Santa Margherita Ligure

Two pictures taken more than 5 years ago by my wife, these were lost in my PC until 5 minutes ago. They show the very dramatic war memorial of Santa Margherita Ligure, near Genoa. 7 more words


Vest Pocket Kodak

The Vest Pocket Kodak cameras were a worldwide best-selling folding camera series made by Eastman Kodak (Rochester), from 1912 to 1926. During the First World War, a version was advertised as the “Soldier’s camera”. 57 more words


Hot meal

For today, I wanted to show you an important accessory of Italian Army during the Great War: the casse di cottura, i.e. cooking boxes. These boxes, which contained food for soldiers on the frontline were kept warm for a long time, even 24 hours according to some authors (I find this rather optimistic, this information must be checked).


Seaplane down

Another cover from the Domenica del Corriere weekly. Here again, popular artist Achille Beltrame represented in a very realistic way the destruction of a Austrian seaplane. 17 more words


Skiers in action

Another Domenica del Corriere cover for this Sunday, with these Alpini-skiers in action.

According to the caption they just destroyed an enemy’s blockhouse, I don’t know if this picture is based on some real fact, as most of the time skiers were used for patrol duty.


Union is Strength (again)

I hardly resist when I find in flea markets propaganda postcards with French, British and Italian flags together, here’s a new entry in my collection (see here… 7 more words