Italian prisoners of war in Austria: impressions and memories

Description

It was calculated that about 600,000 Italian soldiers were captured between 1915 and 1918. About half were captured during the Twelfth Battle of the Isonzo, also called the Battle of Caporetto, which took place from 24 October to 17 November 1917. The majority were deported to Mauthausen (Austria), Theresienstadt (Bohemia, now in the Czech Republic), Rastatt (southern Germany) and Celle (near Hanover in northern Germany).

Full title:
Italian prisoners of war in Austria: impressions and memories
Published:
1918
Format:
Book / Photograph
Held by:
Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze
Usage terms:
Public Domain

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