1915 ITALIAN BLOODY PICTORIAL MEDAL COMMEMORATING BATTLE TRENTO & TRIESTE For Sale
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1915 ITALIAN BLOODY PICTORIAL MEDAL COMMEMORATING BATTLE TRENTO & TRIESTE :
1915 AUSTRIA/ITALIAN BATTLE COMMEMORATIVE BRONZE MEDAL
THIS BRONZE MEDAL IS 1 1/2 INCHES IN DIAMETER, SILVER DOLLAR SIZE, IT IS SOLD AS IS, TARNISH, SOME TINY EDGE BUMPS AND THE LOOP FOR THE RIBBON IS SLIGHTLY BENT. IT IS A BLOODY PICTORIAL MEDAL OF THE WW1 BATTLES BETWEEN AUSTRIA & ITALY IN THE MOUNTAINS ABOVE TRENTO & TRIESTE, CALL THE WHITE WAR, FOR THE SNOW, IT HAD TRAGIC LOSS OF LIFE ON BOTH SIDES OVER A PERIOD OF TIME, JUST RESENTLY THEY STILL FIND WW1 ITALIAN & AUSTRIAN SOLDIERS FROZEN IN THE SNOW UP THERE.. THE BATTLE SCENES ARE MOST UNUSUAL AND RARE ON A MEDAL ON BOTH SIDES, 1915...AS IS BUT VERY COLLECTIBLE.... The nationalist cause led Italy into World War I. Damiano Chiesa and the deputy in the Austrian parliament Cesare Battisti were two well-known local irredentists who had joined the Italian army to fight against Austria-Hungary with the aim of bringing the territory of Trento into the new Kingdom of Italy. The two men were taken prisoners at the nearby southern front. They were put on trial for high treason and executed in the courtyard of Castello del Buonconsiglio. The region was greatly affected during the war, and some of its fiercest battles were fought on the surrounding mountains. After World War I, Trento and its Italian-speaking province, along with Bolzano (Bozen) and the part of Tyrol that stretched south of the Alpine watershed (which was, in the main, German speaking), were annexed by Italy.
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