Serbs in retreat

Illustration

Description

English

The Italian artist Aldo Carpi shows the retreat of the Serbian army to Albania from German, Austrian-Hungarian and Bulgarian forces, in the autumn of 1915. During the retreat about 300,000 soldiers and civilian refugees died because of the cold, illness and continued attacks. Carpi was part of the rescue effort for those who survived.

Italian

L’episodio raffigurato da Aldo Carpi si riferisce alla ritirata dell’esercito serbo verso l’Albania avvenuta nell’autunno del 1915 a causa dell’offensiva degli eserciti tedesco, austo-ungarico e bulgaro. Durante il tragitto morirono circa trecentomila uomini tra soldati e profughi civili, a causa delle difficoltà nell'attraversare quel territorio impervio, del freddo, delle epidemie e degli attacchi subiti. L’autore di questo disegno prese parte direttamente al salvataggio di coloro che riuscirono a sopravvivere.

Full title
Serbs in retreat
Created
December, 1915
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Illustration
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Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico
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