Mario de Vecchi


Another plaque from the Cimitero Monumentale of Milan. This young soldier (he was 21 years old) belonged to the 142nd Reggimento di Fanteria and was killed on October 13, 1916. I don’t really explain the presence of 3 silver medaglie al valore, as I wasn’t able to find further details on his biography.

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Back from Gorizia


This post is the perfect “pendant” of the “Towards Gorizia” post published a long time ago. Indeed, the caption on the picture indicates that these italian soldiers are just back from “Italian Gorizia”, on August 25, 1916, exactly 99 years ago. Who knows if they found this puppy in that town?

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