Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Italy in the Great War

On this day in 1915 the Kingdom of Italy entered the First World War. Italian troops would see action in France, on the Austrian frontier, in North Africa, East Africa, the Balkans and the Middle East during the service of Italy in the Great War. Slow progress and high casualties characterized the Italian front until the disaster at Caporetto brought about a change in leadership and an upsurge in public support for the war effort resulting finally in the stunning victory of Vittorio Veneto and the collapse of Austria-Hungary.

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