Snapshots during training


These images show the training undertaken by cadet officers at the military academy in Modena. Italian soldiers were given a hurried, often inadequate, preparation. The new recruits were sent quickly to trenches where an attack looked imminent.

The military academy of Modena descended from the Royal Academy of Savoy, founded in Turin in September 1677, and still exists.

Full title:
Snapshots during training
18 July, 1915
Held by:
Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze
Usage terms:
Public Domain

Related articles

Training to be a soldier

Article by:
Jonathan Boff
Life as a soldier, The war machine

How were soldiers prepared for World War One? Dr Jonathan Boff examines the stages of training undertaken by the millions of soldiers across the British, German and French armies.

Military discipline and punishment

Article by:
Gary Sheffield
The war machine

Professor Gary Sheffield discusses conformity and rebellion of World War One troops within the frame of military discipline and punishment.

Related collection items