Podgora Hill: the Italian front line trench on hill 240

Photograph

Description

English

This photograph shows soldiers in a trench on Podgora Hill, Gorizia, at the Italian Front wearing early rudimentary gas masks. One of the bloodiest assaults on the Italian Front took place here. The battle was fought by the Italian army corps of Carabinieri on 19 July 1915. The picture belongs to the collections of the photographic department of the Supreme Command of the Royal Italian Army, from an album entitled The War, where the more ‘glorious’ memories of the war were illustrated.

Italian

Soldati in trincea armati che indossano delle prime rudimentali maschere antigas. Sul fronte dell'altura del Podgora (Gorizia) avvenne uno degli eventi più tragici di tutta la guerra mondiale sul fronte italiano, con la battaglia che si svolse il 19 luglio 1915, combattuta dal corpo dei Carabinieri Reali italiani. Facevano parte dei grandi album "La Guerra" nei quali venivano documentati più "gloriosi" ricordi della guerra, come paesaggi, scene, armi, ecc.

Full title
Podgora Hill: the Italian front line trench on hill 240
Published
1917
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Photograph
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Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze
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