Saturday 9 September 2023

Sacrario Militare di Caporetto, Kobarid, Slovenia


A memorial to the more than 7,000 Italians that died in the Battle of Caporetto in 1917, Sacrario Militare di Caporetto is a sombre and imposing monument in a scenic spot above the Slovenian town of Kobarid (Caporetto in Italian).The Italian government describes the battle, which began at 2:00 am on 24 October 1917, as the most serious defeat in the history of the Italian army. The revolution in Russia enabled Austria-Hungary and Germany to transfer large numbers of troops from the Eastern front to the Western and Italian fronts.  You can reach the memorial by following a signposted road that winds up the hill and affords good views of the town below.