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The Hindenburg Line was conceived as an impressive line of strategic retreat, behind which bleed the Allies, waiting for the German industry and the situation at the front would lay the favourable conditions to launch the final assault on the Anglo-French. It was built through a salient of the German front, so the Deutsches Heer would have shortened their front fifty kilometres, taking the availability of thirteen divisions and fifty heavy artillery batteries. The new line was long 140...
It is known that in the war propaganda, the image of woman was presented in the name of reaffirmation of the traditional roles of mothers, sisters and wives, obedient and in solidarity with the destiny of the fatherland; as part of fulfilment of "male desire"; or even exalted in allegorical representation of the patriotic ideal of the nation itself. The testimonies of the women's world offer us a fragmented picture, which varies depending on the social extraction of the writer. The letters of...
Lyrics of O Gorizia tu sei maledetta (In english “Oh Gorizia you are cursed), folk song of anonymous author, referring to the battle that led to the Italian conquest of the city, between 7 and 10 August 1916. The song is characterized by strongly anti-military tones. The last verse, often, is not mentioned, because of allegations of insulting the state institutions.
Gorizia in popular song
O Gorizia, you are cursed / for every heart that feels consciousness;...
Fritz Weber (1895-1972), an officer of the Austro-Hungarian army, was in the garrison of Fort Verle (now in Trentino), he fought on the Asiago Plateau, the Pasubio and the Karst. From his work, Das Ende einer Armee is taken this testimony related to the early days of Strafexpedition.
May 1916, from Mount Verle to Monte Verena.
Compared to the Western Front, the operations around Gallipoli involved a relatively small number of troops for a short time, about a year. Nevertheless, the Turkish and Allied troops engaged a fierce battle for a few square kilometers of land, in trenches often separated by a few tens of meters. Despite the disastrous outcome, the operations in the Dardanelles represented a true founding myth for Australia and New Zealand, whose troops were concentrated within the ANZAC. The sacrifice of these...
Giovanni Boine (1887-1917): Class struggle is gangrene and war is the drug

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