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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.
The First World War differs from previous conflicts by the large number of prisoners of war that individual states captured and guarded during hostilities. This character of the Great War is also noticeable in the case of the Italian-Austrian front, where Austrians and Germans made prisoners about 600,000 Italian soldiers; at the same time, the soldiers of the Austro-Hungarian army taken prisoner by the Italians were 477,024 according to official statistics, distributed in a myriad of detention...
From the beginning of the First World War, a number of Czechs and Slovaks demonstrated their dissent with the Austro-Hungarian Empire by joining the armed resistance. The Czechoslovak Legions formed in Russia, France and Italy played a key role in gaining independence and laid the foundations for the future national army.
The Spring Offensive, also known as Kaiserschlacht (the "battle for the Emperor"), was the last major offensive of the German military forces on the western front. The Germanic general staff rested in it all the hopes of victory, before the American forces arrived in large numbers, making the numerical superiority of the Allies overwhelming. The desperate German attacks, even arriving at the gates of Paris and endangering the Anglo-French positions, ended in nothing with heavy losses that could...
On October 27, 1918 the commander of the German fleet von Hipper gave the order to launch a last desperate attack on the Royal Navy. The entire Hochseeflotte would have to confront a superior enemy, going to a certain defeat. However, on 3 November 1918, in Kiel several crews of German battleships mutinied and the firemen shook their engines, preventing ships from being released into the sea. Admiral Scheer in vain tried to persuade the crews to sail: "An honorable battle by the fleet...
Despite the efforts and the very high losses, the German offensive on Verdun led to a stalemate, clashing with tough French resistance. For France Verdun would represent both the symbol of victory in the Great War, and the terrible sacrifices sustained.
"I was exhausted, but I could not sleep. The professor of greek came to find me. He was depressed. Even his battalion had attacked, far left, and been destroyed, like ours. He spoke to me with his eyes closed. - I'm afraid to go mad, - he said. - I go crazy. Someday, I will kill myself. You have to kill yourself.

I did not know to tell him anything. I felt the waves of madness come closer and disappear. At times, I could hear the lapping of the brain in the skull, like water shaken in a...
The war of the forts was a brief clash between the Austrian and Italian fortresses along the border. The violent Italian bombings, despite considerably weakening the opposing defenses,  failed  to defeat  the Austro-Hungarian fortresses, which proved to be real "land battleships."
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