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16/8/1916 Italy claims victory as the Sixth Battle of the Isonzo draws to a close

The Sixth Battle of the Isonzo started well for the Italians. The Austro-Hungarians had weakened their lines by sending men off to face the Russian offensive in Galicia… 196 more words

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8/8/1916 Gorizia falls to the Italians

Along the Isonzo line the Italians are attacking. The previous five Isonzo battles were disasters, but this time the Italians are enjoying astonishing successes. The Austro-Hungarians have had to thin their lines to send men to fight… 109 more words

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11/7/1916 Italy explodes its mine under the Austro-Hungarian Castelletto

The Italians want to advance in the Dolomites but their way is barred by the Castelletto, a rocky outcropping that the Austro-Hungarians have turned into an impregnable fortress. 190 more words

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10/7/1916 Italian mine war in the Dolomites

The Isonzo sector has been the main focus of Italian efforts against the Austro-Hungarians. However, they are also looking to advance in the Dolomites to the west, even though this mountainous region is even less suited to offensive operations than the Isonzo. 156 more words

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29/6/1916 Chemical warfare arrives on the Isonzo

In the Trentino, Italian troops are attacking the Austro-Hungarians, trying to dislodge them from their recent gains. The Italians find the going tough, as the enemy have prepared their positions well. 169 more words

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18/6/1916 A new government for Italy

Austria-Hungary’s Trentino Offensive shook the Italians. For a time it looked like the Austro-Hungarians would be able to strike down from the uplands to the coast, cutting off the main Italian army on the Isonzo; that could have forced Italy out of the war. 116 more words

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