Sacrario di Redipuglia

In May 1915 Italy entered the First World War on side of the Entente and declared war on Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. One war aim was the conquest of Trieste and the Isonzo river was the theater of some of the bloodiest battles of the First World War (with more than 1 mio death)

At the small village of Redipuglia, close to the border of what is now Slovenia, the largest war cemetary for the death of the Isonzo front was errected in 1938. More than 100.000 fallen Italian soldiers are burried here in 22 giant steps - only about 40.000 of them identified, the rest is nameless...

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