This image shows an unploughed field in May 1918 in Gorizia, Italy, the former Isonzo battlefields. Pictured are a man, two women and a boy. After the devastating Battles of the Isonzo, the returning population started the reconstruction of their homeland, and this image was probably used for propaganda. In the autumn of 1917, the Austro-Hungarian army re-conquered Gorizia from Italy. After the end of the conflict Gorizia symbolised growth and a new beginning.
This photograph is from the collection of the Imperial and Royal War Press Bureau. The bureau was the propaganda department of the Austro-Hungarian army. This unique collection contains pictures of the war at the eastern and southeastern fronts, the back country and from all areas of the monarchy.
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- David Stevenson
From the borrowing of money to the employment of women in industry, Professor David Stevenson examines the strategies used at home to maintain arms for troops, and basic supplies for civilians.