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michaeldr

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michaeldr

Something you may have missed.......

.....just a few hours after the Italian declaration of war, at 3:30 a.m. on May 24, 1915, the Austro-Hungarian Air Force began to bomb the Arsenale and the munition factories. The bombings were repeated at irregular, roughly monthly, intervals until 23 October 1918. A total of forty-two runs took place, and more than a thousand bombs were dropped on Venice, mainly on the factories, the railway station and the surrounding munition stores, but because of inaccurate aiming, several bombs went astray, and fell on monuments or residential houses. Over three years, bombs killed fifty-two and wounded eighty-four people.

A nice, well illustrated, blog-post concerning Venice in the Great War; see http://riowang.blogspot.co.il/2016/03/bombs-in-venice.html

* Link now corrected

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James A Pratt III

There is a book Die KUK Seeflieger in German only that has a list of all the KUK naval aircraft raids on Venice.

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James A Pratt III

More from Die KUK Seeflieger by Peter Schupta

The K228 was lost on the night of 14.8.17. It was probably downed after hit a barrage balloon. the crew Frglt P Wachtl and frei W. D. Res F Zieger were both killed.

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Khaki

Those pigeons must have flown in from Austria, when I was last in Venice they were still on a bombing mission.

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Seadog

Hence the pith helmets (no jokes please)

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