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Luigi Cadorna - chief of staff routed at Caporetto (V)

Ljubljana, 11 August - Luigi Cadorna, the chief of staff who oversaw Italian forces on the Isonzo Front, was a ruthless commander who suffered a defeat against the weaker Austro-Hungarian forces. He was considered a methodical officer, but it was his decisions that led to the routing of the Italian forces in the 1917 battle of Caporetto.

Italian soldiers transporting a cannon on the Isonzo Front.
Photo: Archive of the Isonzo Front 1915-1917 Association

Italian prisoners of war, captured on the Isonzo Front in WWI.
Photo: Archive of the Isonzo Front 1915-1917 Association

Redipuglia, Italy
The Italian ossuary in Redipuglia, the final resting place of over 100,000 soldiers who died on the Isonzo Front.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Kobarid
An Italian ossuary with the Church of St Anthony which contains the remains of over 7,000 Italian soldiers who died during WWI.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Kobarid
The Soča river (Isonzo in Italian), along which the Isonzo Front ran in 1915-1917.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Solkan
The view from the Sabotin hill (516 m) on the Banjščica plateau and the valley of the Soča river, along which the Isonzo Front ran in 1915-1917.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

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