A plaque for two brothers


Milan’s Cimitero Monumentale doesn’t have graves only: indeed, you can find several plaques dedicated to soldiers whose bodies never found or that were buried far away from Milan. I’ll propose you over the next weeks some pictures of them, as they are very interesting items. Morever, most of them still have the photographs of the soldiers, which are pretty well conserved. We’ll start with this rather uncommon plaque, as it’s dedicated to two brothers, killed in 1917 (Umberto) and 1918 (Edoardo).

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A ricordo dei Volontari Ciclisti Automobilisti


You may remember the picture I’ve chosen this year to illustrate Italy’s entry in war. Today’s photo is linked to it as it shows a plaque dedicated to the fallen of the Volontari Ciclisti Automobilisti. It’s located in Milan’s Cimitero Monumentale. I hope you can appreciate the skillful design, with the volume of rifles and bayonets.

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