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Averted the danger brought Austrian offensive in Trentino in May, between 9 and 10 August 1916 the Italian Supreme Command unleashed the Sixth Battle of the Isonzo, in which there were losses of 50,000 Italians and 40,000 Austrians. To support the main offensive effort there were the troops of General Luigi Capello (1859 - 1941), who had managed to get a strong artillery mass capable of destroying the Austrian defenses, allowing them to take the city of Gorizia after the bloody battle....
May 31, 1916, is identified as the beginning of the Battle of Jutland, the largest naval battle in the First World War.
The clash resulted in a British victory despite the Royal Navy losses where almost three times more than the German. The British fleet managed to repel the German attempt to force the naval blockade around their coasts. The Jutland battle, despite being a victory paid at high price, was further obscured a few days later. On June 5, Lord Horatio Herbert Kitchener (1850 – 1916...
The story of the light cruiser of the Kaiserliche Marine SMS Königsberg, is inextricably linked to Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck (1870 – 1964), the general who led the German troops in the East African Campaign. The cruiser, in service since the beginning of the war, was commanded by Captain Max Loof, who sank a cargo and a British cruiser, before finding shelter in the delta of the Rufiji River in Tanzania, due to a failure of the boilers. The British forces began a campaign to hunt the cruiser...
Germany and Great Britain were the two major industrial powers who took part in the conflict.
The air warfare has a charm all its own. Brave and fearless airmen on board of their aircraft cut through the skies searching for victory. 
January 1st, 1916, the Royal Army Medical Corps carried out succesfully the first transfusion using stored and cooled blood. 
In October 1915, in the battle of Loos (Flanders), better known at the time as “The Big Push”, the British army used for the first time poison gas, in order to react to the Germans. And sooner or later all armies introduced in mass this kind of weapons. 
Since the 80s of the nineteenth century Ferdinand von Zeppelin (1838 – 1917), German general, was responsible for the design of airships. At the outbreak of World War I Germany possessed a substantial fleet of Zeppelin also used for aerial bombing.
Among the new weapons fielded in the conflict there were toxic gases. All the belligerent powers devoted great attention to creating and producing them. The efforts made, even by eminent scientists, turned completely unfounded: the toxic gases released into the atmosphere were difficult to be used and their effectiveness depended too much on the conditions of wind and temperature.
All the great powers, in the decades before the start of the war, developed and mass- produced modern and powerful weapons. 

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