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20/5/1916 Austria's Punishment Expedition presses on against Italy

Austria-Hungary’s Trentino offensive against the Italians continues. Conrad hopes that his men will be able to advance from the mountains to the coast, cutting off the main Italian army on the Isonzo. 102 more words

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15/5/1916 The Punishment Expedition: Austria smashes Italy

Since Italy declared war on Austria-Hungary last year fighting on the Italian front has followed a familiar pattern. Italian troops have staged a series of offensives in the… 190 more words

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16/3/1916 The Fifth Battle of the Isonzo begins to peter out

Italian troops are attacking along the Isonzo line, hoping to take Gorizia and do something to relieve the pressure on the French at Verdun. But the Austro-Hungarian lines are holding. 131 more words

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The Italian Artillery in Ethiopia

(From notes compiled in the January-February edition of the US Army Artillery Journal on the use of Artillery in Ethiopia).

As time goes on the magnitude of the Italian effort in Ethiopia becomes more apparent. 3,367 more words

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11/3/1916 Italy attacks along the Isonzo

The German offensive at Verdun has put the French under considerable pressure. To relieve it, Joffre is looking for his Italian and Russian allies to launch diversionary offensives on their fronts. 110 more words


Italian Field Artillery in the Ethiopian Campaign

(From a study prepared in the Military Intelligence Division, War Department General Staff; July-August 1937, US Army)


Northern Front (Eritrea).

Extending southward over 400 miles from the Mareb River, which marked, in part, the boundary between the Italian colony of Eritrea, and the then independent state of Ethiopia, to include the latter’s capital. 3,920 more words

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3/12/1915 Another Italian failure: fourth Isonzo battle grinds to a halt

The Italians have been attacking along the Isonzo line, their fourth major attempt to break through the Austro-Hungarian defences. This time the modest target is the border town of Gorizia. 142 more words

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