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traces of  World War 1
01-JUL-2013 marie-jose wolff

traces of World War 1

The Dolomites formed an unusual battlefront in World War I. Italy had joined the Triple Entente powers early in confusing outbreak of hostilities in the hopes of gaining additional territory (including the Southern Tyrol) from the failing Austro-Hungarian empire. As on the Western front, events soon settled into a stalemate, but this time fought in the mountains with shells and massive mines. Most soldiers were killed by deliberate shelling from the other side to trigger avalanches.

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Marcia Colelli27-Jul-2013 15:05
Very interesting subject and great capture of this scene V
Helen Betts27-Jul-2013 13:04
Very interesting subject, and what a place for a military outpost. Great capture, Marie! V.
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