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26/7/1915 Italy and Austria-Hungary feed the Isonzo meat grinder

The Second Battle of the Isonzo continues. Italy’s General Cadorna is throwing his men at the Austro-Hungarians. There is no longer any real prospect of a breakthrough. 215 more words

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The Italian 305 mm gun in action

A gun we’ve already met in this blog: this is indeed the famous and impressive 305/17 G. Mod. 1917 Howitzer. The drawing is rather realistic, as usual with the works of Italian artist Achille Beltrame.

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Alarm! It's Monday!

Here’s an energetic way to begin the week… To be honest, I’ve never seen such well-built trenches on the Italian front, the cartoonist was probably inspired by some German ones.

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18/7/1915 The Second Battle of the Isonzo: Italy attacks again

The first Italian attempt to break the Austro-Hungarians along the Isonzo failed. Now, less than two weeks later, the Italians are having another go. By now their army is at last fully mobilised and they hope to apply lessons learned from their previous mistakes. 315 more words

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Assault with gas masks

Another assault, after yesterday one. Italian troops, equipped with gas masks and special lenses, are fighting against Austro-Hungarian soldiers. As you can see, Italian gas masks were not very developped; indeed at the end of the war the British model was widely used on this front. 45 more words

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23/6/1915 Italy attacks along the Isonzo

Since Italy declared war on Austria-Hungary, Italian soldiers have carried out a number of local offensives against the enemy, with varying results. But now General Cadorna, the Italian chief of staff, is ready to launch his great offensive against the enemy. 143 more words

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17/6/1915 Austria-Hungary recovers lost territory from Italy

Yesterday the Italians scored some local successes in their attacks on the Austro-Hungarians. Mount Krn fell to the elite Alpini in a boldly executed surprise attack. 83 more words

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