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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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1/12/1915 Uninvited guests in Albania

Albania is a small Balkan nation that has only recently become independent. The country is in a disordered state with no effective central government. Following the invasion of their own country, the Serbian army is retreating through the mountains of northern Albania, hoping to reach the coast and rescue by the Allied navies. 237 more words

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26/11/1915 4th Isonzo: still no Italian breakthrough

The Fourth Battle of the Isonzo is running down, but the Italians are still pressing the Austro-Hungarians defending Tolmein and Mount Mrzli. At great cost the Italians have managed to get close to the enemy front line, in some places as close as 8 metres. 53 more words

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23/11/1915 One last push along the Isonzo

Italian forces have launched so many failed offensives along the Isonzo that it is easy to lose count of which battle we are in now. It is the Fourth, raging for nearly two weeks. 146 more words

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18/11/1915 Unable to take Gorizia, the Italians destroy it

The Italians are still attacking along the Isonzo. In this fourth offensive their target is the town of Gorizia, but a resolute Austro-Hungarian defence and the unyielding terrain mean that they are making no progress and suffering heavy casualties. 77 more words

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16/11/1915 Snow falls along the Isonzo

The Italians have been attacking the Austro-Hungarians along the Isonzo line for nearly a week now. This is their fourth major assault in the Isonzo sector. 99 more words

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10/11/1915 4th Isonzo: the Italians attack again

The Italians’ third Isonzo offensive ended in failure only a week ago, but now Cadorna is sending his men forward to attack again. The Italians have been reinforced by newly arrived troops. 134 more words

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