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"What was going on in my head when the war broke out in 1915? We were complete innocents, we did not know why we were going to that war, we knew nothing at all. We only talked about it among ourselves, all of us people without any schooling, that did not read the newspapers (...) at school I had learned the alphabet and how to grow radishes and parsley, I still have the book that six of us children, brothers and sisters, studied."
Pietro Balsamo (Margarita - Cuneo, born in 1894,...
During the Great War, the Hindenburg Line was a vast and armed defense system built by the Germans in the north-west France. This decision was taken by the General Hindenburg and Ludendorff during the final stages of the battle of the Somme. Conceived as a strategic retreat line, it marked the first attempt to change the defensive tactics in order to save men and materials, waiting to unleash the decisive offensive once liquidated Russia. Considered inviolable, during the Hundred Days Offensive...
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