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14/11/1917 Caporetto winds down as Italy manages to hold the enemy at the Piave #1917Live

The German and Austro-Hungarian offensive at Caporetto has smashed the Italians, forcing them to abandon the Isonzo line. They retreated to the Tagliamento but were… 377 more words

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9/11/1917 Caporetto: as the enemy advance falters, Italy sacks Cadorna #1917Live

The Italians have been unable to hold the line of the Tagliamento and are now retreating to the Piave, hoping desperately that the Austro-Hungarians and Germans can be held here. 261 more words

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5 November 1917

Extract from war diary of 7th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

Jerusalem

WELL was discovered in hills & report to R.E.s who commenced to develop this at once & thus relieved the pressure of water supply rema[i]nder of day Battn rested   15.15 received orders to again take up position formerly held on previous night. 96 more words

6/11/1917 Rapallo: Allied leaders demand Cadorna's head #1917Live

Allied leaders are meeting at Rapallo in Italy to discuss the desperate position of the Italian army. Prime Minsters Lloyd George, Painlevé and Orlando… 156 more words

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2/11/1917 Caporetto: the unstoppable Teutons cross the Tagliamento #1917Live

The German and Austro-Hungarian assault at Caporetto has shattered the Italians, with Italian surrendering in large numbers or fleeing in disorder. In an attempt to restore order in his army, … 216 more words

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28/10/1917 Caporetto: as Italy reels, Britain and France promise help #1917Live

The German-led offensive at Caporetto has left the Italians reeling. Italian troops are retreating to the Tagliamento river, some in good order but many in a state of rout. 126 more words

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