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Bunker of Great War in Cortellazzo (Venice) - Remembering Andrea Bafile

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I hope you enjoy some pics that i took in Cortellazzo on Piave river, near Venice. This bunker was built in order to defend Venice and to prevent that austroungarian troops cross the Piave river. This bunker was difended by Fiat model 1914 machine gun and SIA 1918 machine gun. The guys that operated in this area was member of San Marco Navy Infantri and maily a group of specialist called 'Caimani del Piave' 'Piave's Caimans'. Mainly formed with people of Piave area this guys was trained to swim exposing the minimum of body (caimans come fron this swimming way) to fight with combat knife, handgrenade and with japanese combat tecnique. They carry also a carbine model 91 'truppe speciali' but only for official duty, in course of operation they use unconventional fighting technique. In march 1918 12th the captain Andrea Bafile crossed the Piave river with four caimans, he was wounded by austrians and die for the wounds. He was awarned with golden medal for bravery.

I add some pics of bunkers, machine guns and a 'Piave's caiman in uniform' moreover a internet pic of the monument to Piave's caiman, I hope you enjoy 

giacomo

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mebu

Tocca, very interesting, thanks for the pics. Peter

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Heid the Ba

Great photos.  It might be better in the Italy subforum though.

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MikeyH

Giacomo,

 

Many thanks for interesting photos, where were the museum shots taken?

 

Mike.

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WW1 Obsessed

nice, thanks!

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tocca

Thank you all.

The picture was taken in Cortellazzo e San Dona di Piave, two village on the Piave river that took a great part in the final fight againist austrian infantry.

The picture of machine gun and of the soldier was taken in Cavallino Treporti in a exposition related to the War in that area. Exposition is not still working it lasted a couple of month later that I taken pics. I have a lot of them related with weapons, automatic pistol, handgrenade and so on, if you like I can post it

Hallo all

Giacomo

 

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