This photograph shows Calle dell’Olio, a street in Venice, after it had been bombed. Austrian bombings caused heavy damage to the historic architecture of Venice, and the first took place on 24 May 1915, the day of Italian entry into the war. Another 41 bombings were to follow with a total of 1,029 bombs dropped resulting in 52 dead and 84 injured.
Il Mondo was a weekly publication focusing on politics and culture, printed in Rome between 1949 and 1966.
- Article by:
- Stephen Badsey
- Historical debates
From portraits of soldiers to official government images, Professor Stephen Badsey examines the private and public use of photography in World War One and its value as a historical source.