The celebretions for the end of the war quickly left room to an uncertain post-war period, made up of bad moods on the part of the losers and winners, intentions of revenge, nationalism and revolutionary attempts. The process of mourning for the millions of dead, wounded or horribly disfigured men guaranteed a twenty year of apparent peace, at the end of which Nazi-Fascism - imposed as a legacy of the First World War - dragged the world into a new, devastating conflict.
Between the end of 1917 and the spring of 1918, the Piave was the scene of two great Austrian offensive that would have to force the surrender of the kingdom of Italy. During the first battle of the Piave the Italian troops, believed won and morally destroyed by both Autrian and Italian military leaders, offered a strong resistance on Monte Grappa and along th the Piave river, allowing the defensive line along this river to continue to resist the offensive Austrian. The battle of the Solstice...
Romania's participation in the First World War represented one of the most unfortunate episodes of the Great War. Entering the war in a disadvantageous time, when the Allies efforts on the Somme and at Verdun not allowed to divert troops from the western front and the offensive Brusilov lost its impetus, the Romanian Army after a series of initial tactical victories, was forced to surrender from the concentrated attack of the Austrian, German, Ottoman and Bulgarian forces.
The capture of Jerusalem, although strategically insignificant in deciding the fate of the war, was widely touted as a major allied victory, especially because of the great historical and religious significance of the city. The Ottoman forces, despite the fierce resistance of previous clashes and the support of the Austro-Germans allies in terms of weaponry, Officers and small contingents of troops, had to yield to the superior allied forces.
After the exit of Russia from the war, the US intervention in World War I shifted again tip the balance in favor of the allied powers. However, in the initial stages the contribution was mostly moral, due to the slowness with which American troops were deployed in Europe. Also regarding armaments American troops - with the exception of rifles - were fully equipped with English and French materials, whose factories were already producing armaments in surplus for its armed forces. Decisive from...
The landing at Gallipoli was one of the bloodiest operations of the Great War, if compared to the amount of troops involved and the small extension of the front. The sacrifice of the Australian and New Zealand troops became a founding myth for these young nations.