Vodice

Vodice

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  Vodice, Novak Platz & Maurizio Gonzaga The area with numerous caves and trenches is arranged as an outdoor museum. On the top of  Vodice a mausoleum was erected in honor of Italian general Maurizio Ferrante Gonzaga. His wished to be buried in the place where his soldiers had died during the First World War. Because of the 2nd World War the mausoleum was not completed, so the general was not buried in it. Source: Fundacija Poti Miru IBT Program Research May 2021 [gallery type="rectangular" size="full" ids="2294,2292,2293,2291,2290,2295,2297,2296,2298,2299,2300,2301,2302"]
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Grgar

Grgar

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  Grgar Grgar is a town on the edge of the Bainsizza (Banjšice in Slovene) plateau. The Bainsizza (Banjšice in Slovene) is a misnamed plateau to the north of the strategic city of Gorizia on the Italian Front of 1917. The city had been captured during the the Sixth Battle of the Isonzo in 1916 in hopes that it would provide a launch pad for the Italian Army to the highly prized port city of Trieste. However, Austro-Hungarian forces retained control of several key mountains north of the city most of the rugged Carso Plateau to the south. During the previous ten battles along the Isonzo, the Bainsizza was considered impassable by both sides, and it remained lightly defended during the summer of 1917. The Italian Army had previously resisted…
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Krn

Krn

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Krn Krn (pronounced [ˈkəɾn]; Italian: Monte Nero; 2,244 metres or 7,362 feet) is a mountain of the southwestern Julian Alps in northwestern Slovenia. It is the highest mountain of the Krn Mountains. The mountain is located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) from the Adriatic Sea. The Soča River flows west of the peak, and the smaller Lepenjica River northeast and the Tolminka River southwest of it. Krn has a mighty western wall, which can be best seen from Kobarid or Drežnica. On the southern slope of the mountain lie the small villages of Vrsno, Krn, Drežnica, Drežniške Ravne, and Magozd. On the northern side lies Lake Krn, the largest glacial lake in Slovenia. During the First World War, the Battles of the Isonzo took place in the area. The top…
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Fajti Hrib

Fajti Hrib

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  IBT Program Research Cerje/Fajti Hrib November 2019 [gallery link="file" size="large" ids="2165,2159,2162,2166,2158,2160,2161,2163,2164,2167,2168,2169,2170,2171,2173,2174,2175"]   IBT Program Research Cerje /Fajti Hrib August 2019 [gallery link="file" size="large" ids="2132,2149,2147,2137,2141,2148,2143,2135,2136,2144,2145,2142,2140,2138,2133,2139,2134,2131"]
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Throne of Borojević & Pečinka cave

Throne of Borojević & Pečinka cave

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  Monument – Signpost and the Throne of Borojević The monument – signpost, built by the 43rd Infantry Regiment, was erected in honour of the commander to the 7th Austro-Hungarian Corps, Archduke Joseph, and also had the function of a signpost since it gives the distances to Lokvica and Kostanjevica. The throne of Borojević (the Emperor's – Borojević's Stone Chair) was named after the commander of the 5th Austro-Hungarian Army, Svetozar Borojević von Bojna. Source: Fundacija Poti Miru   Pečinka cave Pečinka, with its 150 meters of length and 22 meters of altitude difference, is an oblique cave of natural origin (70% of today's cave) which proceeds in an artificially excavated tunnel, reaching the summit of the hill Pečina, height 308. Despite the presence of mineral deposits in the cave,…
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Komen, Austro-Hungarian military cemetery WW1

Komen, Austro-Hungarian military cemetery WW1

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  Komen, Austro-Hungarian military cemetery WW1 The Austro-Hungarian military cemetery is in the Forest of Draga, near Komen. From Cirje the road leads past a roadside religious symbol to the Forest of Draga, where there are the remains of the cemetery of World War I. The cemetery is in the burial ground of Austro-Hungarian soldiers who died in fighting on Soča (Isonzo) front from 1915 to 1917. According to data from the Viennese war archives, 4,130 soldiers of various nationalities are burried in this cemetery. Author: Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs-Section of Military Burial Grounds   IBT Program Research February 2019 [ngg src="galleries" ids="12" display="basic_thumbnail"] 
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Final exam English

Final exam English

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  Final exam English   [caption id="attachment_2063" align="alignleft" width="178"] EH 2723P Milan, 1918Ernest Hemingway, American Red Cross volunteer. Portrait by Ermeni Studios, Milan, Italy. Please credit "Ernest Hemingway Photograph Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston".[/caption] My English teacher in high school would have been proud of me. At least, with the knowledge of now. Many schoolchildren at our school had English in his bibliography: Ernest Hemingway. And my teacher did not stop under chairs or couches that he was a great admirer of Hemingway. That was probably the reason why so many students had chosen a book by this writer. It was poured into the spoon, or else it was just an opportunistic choice to come to a good grade. Hemingway's novel "A Farewell to Arms" starts…
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Štanjel, Austro-Hungarian military cemetery WW1

Štanjel, Austro-Hungarian military cemetery WW1

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  Austro-Hungarian military cemetery from World War I, Štanjel Is placed in the lower part of the village Štanjel, not far from the railway tracks. Today we can see the signs and effects of time on the cemetery, but despite this it is still a sign of respect to the Austro-Hungarian young men who lost their lives in battle. Austro-Hungarian soldiers of various nationalities, killed in the Battles of Isonzo, are buried in the military cemetery from World War I. A stone monument at the cemetery also dates back to this period.Two stones at the entrance and a large monument have been well preserved. The whole complex was designed by Max Fabiani. The architect of the cemetery was Joseph Ullrich, lieutenant in the imperial royal army. GPS: 45.8212363, 13.8484260 Source: https://www.stanjel.eu/en/cultural_heritage/war_heritage/2014021016103341/…
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Monte San Michele (part 3 of 3)

Monte San Michele (part 3 of 3)

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  The final chapter Click here for part 1. Click here for part 2. In the last part of this triptych about the San Michele the Italian attack is resumed with a considerable bombardment of the Austrian positions. It is now the end of October 1915. Some of the newly performed repairs are canceled and again the Italians invade the Austrian positions. It is terrible. After all the battles and bombing of the last few days, there are torn parts of the body in the trenches, the drinking water is completely up and the rats are bursting. Wounds can not be helped and in some places even the bodies of killed comrades are used as cover against the enemy fire. Even now it seems as if the Italians have decided…
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Monte San Michele (part 2 of 3)

Monte San Michele (part 2 of 3)

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  The battle for the hill begins (part 2 of 3) Click here for part 1. Click here for part 3. In the previous blog it was discussed why the hill at San Michele was so important for the Italian and the Austro-Hungarian army. But also that the Italians needed tide to get their troops this way, giving the Austrians extra time to get their defense in order. Ingredients that promised a laborious struggle. In part two of this triptych about San Michele, the battle is written. Although several small villages were occupied at the end of May and the beginning of June, and the Italians occupied important positions, especially in the northern part of the Isonzo basin, the first battle in the series of the Isonzo battles began on…
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