Tag: 1915

The Socialist International was a union between all the socialist parties of the world, trying to give life to the principle of “proletarian internationalism”. Hegemony in the International was in the hands of the powerful and well-organized German Social Democratic Party (SPD). In front of the “arms race” and the worsening of tensions, the International launched repeated appeals for peace and for the maintenance of internationalist solidarity. In the summer crisis of 1914, all the socialist...
Gallipoli, Dardanelles, August 6, 1915. That morning, the first ANZAC contingents went up the slopes of Sari Bair, which for the moment seemed completely undefended. However, a short distance there was the young and still unknown Mustafa Kemal with his troops. Made aware of the landing of Australians, he moved against them with all available troops, blocking the attack after a hard battle and changing the fate of the Gallipoli operations. He was born a myth. After the war, with the defeat and...
"May any cowardice die here. Let all the classes and all parties that sincerely love the homeland merge in a single outburst of pride and faith, to repeat as during the memorable days of May 1915 to the enemy who listened in ambush: Italy knows only the way of honour."
(Gen. Luigi Cadorna)
“Hurray Trento and Trieste, Hurray for war”: these were the words pronounced by the crowd gathered in May, the 5th, 1915 at the end of the speech of Gabrile D'Annunzio (1863-1938).
In the futurist ideology war was intended as “only hygiene of the world” and exalted for its speed, strong sensations, the big boost to the industry development and its dynamism, basics principles for the movement and strongly presents in the arts associated with it. 
Otto Hahn (1879 – 1968), German scientist, during the war was assigned to the chemicals department with the task of develope, test and produce toxic gasses to be used on the battlefield.
Subscribe to RSS - 1915