The War Memorial of Salò

Salò, located on the shores of Garda Lake, is known mainly because it has the capital of the puppet state of Repubblica Sociale Italiana led by Mussolini during the Second World War. But like almost every town in Italy, it had its war memorial dedicated to the fallen soldiers of the Great War. This impressive monument, showing a dead half-naked soldier hold by two other men, is located in the square close to the City Hall (where there’s a little book shop with some interesting books about local history and the Great War, by the way…)

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The War Memorial of Otranto

Back from my journey in Apulia! I didn’t have time to prepare in the right way a post about the commemoration of the 100 years of the Léon Gambetta French cruiser (see my yesterday’s post), I’d just wanted to share with you, before going to bed, these pictures of the war memorial of Otranto. Otranto is well known thanks to Horace Walpole’s novel; on the walls of the city one can find the list of the citizens fallen during the Great War.


And I wanted to share this nice picture with you: I’ve shot this photograph during naptime, which is still a tradition in Southern Italy, as you can see!