Caporetto


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Caporetto

(kapoˈretto)
n
(Placename) the Italian name for Kobarid

Ko•ba•rid

(ˈkoʊ bəˌrid)

n.
a village in NW Yugoslavia, formerly in Italy: defeat of the Italians by the Germans and Austrians 1917. Italian, Caporetto.
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Noun1.Caporetto - battle of World War I (1917); Italians were defeated by the Austrian and German forces
First World War, Great War, War to End War, World War 1, World War I - a war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
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Similarly, the chapters leading up to their flight from Stresa repeatedly emphasize the dangers Henry faces in leaving the Caporetto retreat to reunite with Barkley.
Hemingway's nonfiction bullfighting guidebook, Death in the Afternoon, can't keep war out, from references to Passchendaele and Caporetto, cavalry and infantry and machine-guns and bayonets, soldiering-induced syphilis, and generals dying in bed to the embedded Italian front short story, "The Natural History of the Dead.
At the battle of Caporetto in 1917, the young Erwin Rommel used such tactics to bypass forward defenses and capture an Italian infantry regiment with only a few German companies.
Women initiated the tragic 1917 general strike in Turin, shortly before the dramatic Italian defeat at Caporetto.
But the book is set against the lead up to the previous year's disastrous Italian defeat at Caporetto, much less familiar to British audiences than the Western Front, but brilliantly evoked here.
This is a modern reformulation of Auftragstaktik in the German army as mission-type orders debuted at the battle of Verdun and were applied extensively at the battles of Riga and Caporetto.
The Battle of Caporetto in what is now Slovenia ends with nearly 300,000 Italians surrendering to Austro-Hungarian and German troops.
Alongside five French divisions, Alfred and the British troops were sent out to assist the demoralised Italian forces after 300,000 soldiers were lost in the Battle of Caporetto - 270,000 of them were taken prisoner of war.
On October 26, 1917, I bayonet charged Italian mountain stronghold of Caporetto with just 200 men.
He proposes the possibility of an Italian collapse, as at Caporetto in 1917, two years earlier.
The First World War gave the pessimists evidence of sloth and fecklessness and the optimists examples of redemption as the self-same soldiery fought off the Austrians on the Piave and at Monte Grappa after their near collapse at Caporetto.
It has been suggested that they were captured from Allied forces on the Salonika front in northern Greece or from British and French troops who were sent to shore up the Italian army after its disastrous defeat at Caporetto in October 1917.