You know I cannot resist when I see some barbed wire; here’s a very nice (almost artistic) view of a roll of barbed wire. Unfortunately, I don’t know if such a system based on a wooden structure was used by Italian Army or K.u.K one (or both). 18 more words
You’ve probably seen such overboots worn by German and Russian soldiers on the Eastern front during the Second World War, but the very same straw overboots were already in use during the First World War on the Alpine front. 82 more words
We couldn’t miss in our artistic journey some Futurist painting: here’s Cannoni in azione, a 1915 painting by Gino Severini. Don’t be surprised by the French texts: indeed Italian Futurists were very influenced by French culture. 26 more words
And let’s complete this series dedicated to flowers & soldiers with this wonderful illustration made for the 1919 calendar of the La Tradotta magazine. Rather strangely, finding pictures on this theme was very easy!