Soldiers going up and prisoners coming down
The Battle of Gorizia was fought from 4 to 17 August 1916, between the Italian and Austro-Hungarian armies. According to official data, casualties included 1,759 Italian officers and about 50,000 Italian soldiers, 862 Austrian officers and about 40,000 Austrian soldiers. 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, in which the more ‘glorious’ memories of the war were illustrated.
La battaglia di Gorizia fu combattuta dal 4 agosto al 17 agosto 1916 tra gli eserciti italiano e austro-ungarico. Secondo dati ufficiali costò la vita a 1.759 ufficiali e a circa 50.000 soldati italiani; da parte austriaca costò la vita a 862 ufficiali e 40.000 soldati circa. Facevano parte dei grandi album "La Guerra" nei quali venivano documentati più "gloriosi" ricordi della guerra, come paesaggi, scene, armi, ecc.
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- Heather Jones
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