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50,000 soldiers perished in bloodiest battle on Slovenian soil (I)

Ljubljana, 11 August - The Italian army launched its final offensive on the Isonzo Front a century ago, on 17 August 1917. Lasting for 27 days, the 11th Battle of the Isonzo claimed the lives of 50,000 soldiers on both sides, and 153,000 were wounded.

Bovec
An Austro-Hungarian WWI military cemetery near Bovec, the final resting place of over 600 soldiers who died on the Isonzo Front.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Bovec
An Austro-Hungarian WWI military cemetery near Bovec, the final resting place of over 600 soldiers who died on the Isonzo Front.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Log pod Mangartom
The Austro-Hungarian WWI military cemetery in Log pod Mangartom, the final resting place of over 800 soldiers who died on the Isonzo Front.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

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