Isonzo
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Isonzo

River located in the Karst region of Slovenia near the front in the Alps where, between 1915 and 1917, Italian and Austro-Hungarian troops opposed one another. Directly after Italy had joined the war in May 1915, their Chief of Staff Luigi Cadorna had wanted to undertake a penetration of the Austrian heartland across the Isonzo. However, the Imperial Austrian Army troops held their defensive positions. The war, which devolved into independent actions in the High Alps, was cemented here at …

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Isnenghi, Mario, “Isonzo”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 13 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0312>
First published online: 2015



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