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A century ago, a miracle on the Isonzo

Kobarid, 20 October - One hundred years ago, on 24 October 1917, after three and a half years of bloody battles on the Isonzo Front, Austro-Hungarian forces launched an offensive that would bring a breakthrough, result in the complete defeat of the Italian forces, and end hostilities on the Isonzo Front.

Kobarid
The Italian ossuary in Kobarid which contains the remains of over 7,000 Italian soldiers who died during WWI.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Kobarid
A bridge across the Soča river built by Napoleon's soldiers near Kobarid, where the last battle of the Isonzo Front took place.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

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