Winged Lion of Venice


Venice, Queen City of the Adriatic and one of humanity's greatest treasures, served as a naval base for the entire war and frequently came under hostile bombardment. During 1918, major actions of the Battle of the Piave took place just north of the City.

Sources and Thanks: The images and data from the Italian Ministry of Defense.

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