The Škoda 30,5 cm Vz. 1911 Howitzer


Another 305 mm gun for this post, or, to be more precise, a 30,5 cm one, as German and Austro-Hungarian armies measured the diameter of their guns in centimeters. For propaganda reasons, the author of this drwing published in Italian weekly La Domenica del Corriere couldn’t show it in action, but only being caught by valiant Italian soldiers (on the Bainsizza front, according to the caption).

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Assault of Arditi


I’ve just realized that only 3 of my 1,300 posts published until now were linked in some way with the Arditi, the famous elite Italian soldiers. I had published in December a futurist drawing about an arditi assault, it’s time to show a more classical drawing. This one was published in the 8th issue of Signorsì September 20, 1918)  an Italian war magazine.

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