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Century passing since the end of Isonzo Front

Ljubljana, 10 May - A century will have passed this year since the last major WWI battles between Austria-Hungary and Italy at the Isonzo Front. The largest conflict on Slovenian soil was a war of attrition that ended with a catastrophic defeat of the Italian forces known as the Battle of Caporetto in late 1917, two and a half years after the theatre of war opened.

Bovec
Fort Kluže near Bovec, which was used by the Austro-Hungarian military command during WWI.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Drežnica
The valley of Drežnica under Mt Krn (2244 m), the scene of bitter fighting during WWI.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Solkan
Reconstructed entrances in WWI cave strongholds in the Sabotin hill.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Solkan
An artificial cave in the Sabotin hill that was used as shelter against artillery and air barrages during WWI.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Miren
A WWI lookout point on top of the Pečina hill south of Miren.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

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