The Twelve Battles of the Isonzo

The Battles of the Isonzo
Deutsch: K.u.k. Kriegspressequartier, Lichtbildstelle – Wien [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
In World War I, the major front for the Italians – in alliance with the Allied powers – was the Isonzo River, between Italy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Over the course of three years they fought twelve major battles for control of this area, now known as the First through Twelfth Battles of the Isonzo. Half of the Italians that died in the war died here, including luminaries like Antonio Sant’Elia (one of the founding Futurists).

(Note that the final battle is also known as the Battle of Caporetto, but I’m counting it as one of the twelve.)


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