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Battle of Vittorio Veneto

Headstones in the Portuguese Cemetery in Neuve Chapelle, France. Portugal joined the Entente Allies in 1917. They were on the front line in %+%Event%m%97%n%Operation Georgette%-%, the German Lys Offensive, the second German drive of 1918. The Cemetery is across a field from the Indian Memorial visible in the background. Nearby is the Laventie German Cemetery.

Headstones in the Portuguese Cemetery in Neuve Chapelle, France. Portugal joined the Entente Allies in 1917. They were on the front line in Operation Georgette, the German Lys Offensive, the second German drive of 1918. The Cemetery is across a field from the Indian Memorial visible in the background. Nearby is the Laventie German Cemetery. © 2014 by John M. Shea

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Allied Commander-in-Chief Ferdinand Foch pressed Italian Commander Armando Diaz to launch an offensive against Austro-Hungarian forces. As the peoples of Austria-Hungary began establishing their own national states — Czechoslovakia, Hungary, an Austria of German speakers, Poland — from the Empire, and fearful of having its own expansionist ambitions ignored at a peace conference, Italy finally launched an offensive on October 24, 1918, the first anniversary of the Battle of Caporetto.

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