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The Italian “carré militaire” of Guillotière cemetery, Lyon (part 2)

Another post dedicated to the Italian section of Lyon’s Cimetière de la Guillotière. After yesterday’s memorial, here are some views of the crosses of the graves; 68 placed in two rows all around the memorial. 40 more words


The Italian "carré militaire" of Guillotière cemetery, Lyon (part 1)

Thanks to an unplanned journey in France during the last week-end, I had the opportunity to visit Guillotière cemetery in Lyon (France), I know that about 68 Italian soldiers were buried there. 151 more words


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


Worker and soldier

A picture about war effort made by the “painter-soldier” Anselmo Bucci. This artist, who spent a part of his career in France, was a volunteer during the Great War, in the  28 more words


The War Memorial of Como

Loacted on the share of Como Lake, with its 30m heigth, it’s hard to miss the impressive war memorial of Como city, erected to celebrate the memory of the 650 men of this twon fallen during the Great War. 98 more words


Buona Pasqua

i.e. “Happy Easter” to all my readers! The picture I’ve chosen for this post comes from the 1919 edition of La Tradotta. It imagines the kind of gifts received by children after the war: hand grenades (named “ballerine”, i.e. 12 more words