This leaflet, dated 12 July 1918, is addressed to the Italian population of the Veneto and Friuli regions, which had been occupied by the Austrian army since 1917. The leaflet urges people not to collaborate with the enemy. It reminds them that the punishment for doing so would be the ‘state’s most severe criminal penalty (a death sentence)’. In November 1918 the Italian army mounted successful attacks and regained the Veneto and Friuli regions.
Il Mondo was a weekly publication focusing on politics and culture, printed in Rome between 1949 and 1966.
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In 1914 five European Great Powers went to war. How did this escalate into a 'world war' involving nearly all European countries and many internationally?