Matajur

Matajur

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  Matajur The Monte Matajur was Austro-Hungarian territory until the First World War and was strategically very important in the Battle of Caporetto in 1917. with this action, the alliance of Austria-Hungary and Germany succeeded in winning the Battle of Italy's Caporetto. In September 1915, Rommel was recruited for training with the mountain troops. In August 1916 he first saw action in Romania with the Württembergisches Gebirgs-Bataillon, part of the then Deutsches Alpenkorps. After a short stopover on the western front, the Alpenkorps was deployed to the Italian front in September 1917, where the unit had been loaned to the Austro-Hungarian ally as German support. In the Alpine region, the battalion would fully master the shock troop tactics. The Württembergers made their mark when two companies of their formation, led…
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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, the…
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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 [gallery type="rectangular" link="file" size="full" ids="2447,2444,2439,2440,2441,2443,2442,2445,2446"]  
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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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