South Tyrol
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South Tyrol

The part of the Tyrol situated south of the Brenner. Between August 1914 and May 1915, South Tyrol was disputed territory between the Italians and Italy’s Triple Alliance partners Austria-Hungary and the German Reich. At issue initially was Trentino (according to the census of 1910: 393,111 inhabitants, of whom 366,844 were speakers of Italian and Ladin, 13,893 German-speakers, 2,666 speakers of other languages, and 9,708 foreigners, the greater portion of them North Italians), then th…

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Afflerbach, Holger, “South Tyrol”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 25 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0558>
First published online: 2015



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