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Isonzo River

'The first tread-way bridge built across the Isonzo river' is in the background, a destroyed bridge in the foreground, and another under construction. Austrian and German soldiers watch POWs — most likely Italian — draw carts, and cut and trim logs. 'In the background our trenches', and dozens of horse-drawn wagons waiting to cross the tread-way bridge. (The quotations are from a handwritten note on the reverse; translation Thomas Faust.)
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'The first tread-way bridge built across the Isonzo river' is in the background, a destroyed bridge in the foreground, and another under construction. Austrian and German soldiers watch POWs — most likely Italian — draw carts, and cut and trim logs. 'In the background our trenches', and dozens of horse-drawn wagons waiting to cross the tread-way bridge. (The quotations are from a handwritten note on the reverse; translation Thomas Faust.)

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Isonzo River

the Isonzo River, which flowed through Austro-Hungarian territory just east of its border with Italy

The Battles of the Isonzo

First Battle of the Isonzo, June 23, 1915 to

Second Battle of the Isonzo, July 18 to August 3, 1915, 42,000 Italian casualties, 47,000 Austro-Hungarian

Third Battle of the Isonzo, October 18 to November 4, 1915, 67,000 Italian casualties; 42,000 Austro-Hungarian

Fourth Battle of the Isonzo, November 11 to early December, 1915, 49,000 Italian casualties; 25,000 Austro-Hungarian

Fifth Battle of the Isonzo, March 11, 1916, 13,000 Italian casualties

Sixth Battle of the Isonzo, August 6 to 17, 1916, casualties: 100,000 Italian; 50,000 Austro-Hungarian

Seventh Battle of the Isonzo, September 13, 1916

Eighth Battle of the Isonzo, September 30, 1916

Ninth Battle of the Isonzo, November 1, 1916, casualties: 39,000 Italian; 33,000 Austro-Hungarian

Tenth Battle of the Isonzo, May 12 to 28, 1917

Eleventh Battle of the Isonzo, August 19 to September 19, 1917, casualties: 166,000 Italian, 40,000 of them dead; 140,000 Austro-Hungarian

Twelfth Battle of the Isonzo, the Battle of Caparetto, October 21 to November 12, 1917

Isonzo River is a river.