Before the Adriatic - disputing the territories along the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea
This book cover shows a caricature depicting the Adriatic question – the problem of defining the eastern borders of Italy and Italy’s relationship with the Balkan countries. At the outbreak of World War One, Venezia Giulia, Istria and Dalmatia belonged to Austria-Hungary, but were inhabited by people of Italian and Slavic descent. In this image we see men representing the regions around the Adriatic all trying to grab a piece of the disputed land.
La questione adriatica riguardava il problema della definizione dei confini orientali dell’Italia e dei rapporti con le popolazioni balcaniche. Infatti al momento dello scoppio della prima guerra mondiale la Venezia Giulia, l’Istria e la Dalmazia appartenevano all’Austria-Ungheria pur essendo abitate da popolazioni di cultura italiana e slava.
- Article by:
- Vanda Wilcox
- Life as a soldier
Assistant Professor Vanda Wilcox examines mountain warfare in World War One, experienced by 80% of the Italian Front, where the harsh weather and uneven terrain made warfare extremely challenging.