Italien Front - The Italian Front in the I World War

The Great War began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. More than 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians died as a result of the war. Italian Front was a series of battles at the border between the Austria-Hungary and Italy, fought between 1915 and 1918. The high altitudes of Alps mountains, very cold winters and the Karstic terrain gave rise to a series of bloody and inconclusive stalemated offensives. Many battles sites of the Italian Front have now become places of memory. They are real open-air museums, where the local people - guides, historical re-enactors, forest rangers, recovering men - give the historical events life, through tales, and help the visitors to understand and imagine the human stories of the Great War. I have been travelling during winter, spring and summer 2014 reporting the trenches, the forts, the open air museums, private collections, war cemeteries, the commemorative events, the war tourism and the daily life of these places.
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