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After the defeat of Caporetto, almost a million of Austrian soldiers poured into Friuli and Veneto: about a million and a half of civilians were more or less involved in the military occupation that lasted a year. Of these 800 thousand remained in the invaded lands and over 600 thousand evacuated in the wake of the Italian army. The memorials and subsequent investigative committees established after the war, have described this mass of invaders as a troup of greedy victorious soldiers,...
On 4 August 1914, the German armed forces entered into war by attacking Belgium, thereby violating the country’s neutrality. In mid August, the Kaiser’s troops invaded northern France. The advance of the soldiers wearing the Pickelhaube was not halted until it was 70 km from Paris (the First battle of the Marne, 6-12 September 1914). By the winter, German troops controlled most of Belgian territory, which was divided into three distinct administrative zones. In the same period in France, ten...
In October of 1915, a massive joint offensive of the Austro-Hungarian, Bulgarian and German forces, commanded by the German General von Mackensen, overwhelmed the Serbian army and completed the conquest of the Balkans. After more than a year of resistance, the Serbs had recover to the Greek island of Corfu, under the protection of the Allied forces.
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