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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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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Čelo Outdoor Museum

Čelo Outdoor Museum

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  Outdoor museum Čelo Austro-Hungarian gun positions The outdoor museum Čelo represents gun fortification which was built by the Austro-Hungarian Army on the slope of Mt. Svinjak with an excellent view in the spring of 1915, just before the Italian–Austro-Hungarian encounter. The fortification was part of the Bovec blockade system (Sperre Flitsch) that played an important role in the defence of the valley part of the front line in the Bovec area. The main part of the fortification consists of 200-metre long trench with masoned walls which connects two gun positions with a kitchen, an observation post, two dormitories for 40 men, and a shelter for 20 soldiers. The trench had 150 crenels for riflemen. A beautiful view is offered on Čelo over the Bovec basin, Mt. Rombon and the…
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Mount Brestovec

Mount Brestovec

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  Mount Brestovec The gun tunnel of Mt. Brestovec was dug below the summit of this height between January and August 1917. Inside, eight 149mm guns were installed, pointed at the Comeno Karst, divided into four groups in order to obtain a broader shooting range. Today, this spectacular military installation has been cleaned and restored, so visitors can admire the structure and understand its use. Even more significant is the creation, inside the tunnel, of an imaginary narrative, combining the recounts of an Italian and an Austro-Hungarian soldier. The posts along the main tunnel include a number of metal panels showing the events that led to the construction of this tunnel and, more generally, the Great War on the Karst. The first station shows the movements of the frontlines between…
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Ossuary of Oslavia

Ossuary of Oslavia

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  Ossuary of Oslavia The Ossuary of Oslavia was built on Height 153 of Mt. Calvario in 1938, designed by Roman architect Ghino Venturi. The monument was created by the fascist regime to accommodate the remains of the soldiers who fell in different battles fought around Gorizia and Tolmin (now part of Slovenia) during the Great War. The Ossuary lies on a triangular area and includes four towers, one for each vertex of the complex plus a central tower. Inside each tower are the burial niches of the fallen soldiers, all along the walls, for a total of around 20 thousand names, including 138 Austro-Hungarian soldiers. The remaining 37 thousand unknown soldiers (including 539 foreigners) are instead buried inside three large ossuaries in the middle of the lateral towers. All…
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