Lookout artillery

Photograph

Description

English

This photograph shows a soldier in a lookout tower. The raised position of the tower allowed for a better view of enemy territory, even from zones behind the frontline. 

It was printed in Il Mondo, a weekly publication in Rome between 1949 and 1966 that focused on politics and culture. This is not an official photograph, but may have been taken by another soldier and sent in.

Italian

La fotografia ritrae un soldato italiano in cima ad una torre d’avvistamento. La posizione rialzata permetteva di controllare meglio il territorio nemico anche dalle zone più arretrate dalla linea del fronte. La foto fu pubblicata su Il Mondo, un settimanale di cultura e politica, pubblicato a Roma tra il 1949 e il 1956. Non è una foto ufficiale, ma probabilmente è stata scattata da un fotografo e spedita al giornale.

Full title
Lookout artillery
Published
1914 - 1918
Format
Photograph
Held by
Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze
Usage Terms
Free from known copyright restrictions

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