Caporetto


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Caporetto

(kapoˈretto)
n
(Placename) the Italian name for Kobarid
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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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Il padre capi il punto di vista della giovane figlia e anche per una serie di altre circostanze (scosse di terremoto avvenute nell'Anconetano nel 1917, disfatta di Caporetto, che porto' un'affluenza di profughi verso il centro sud, compresa Ancona, causando molti disagi ai locali), decise di trasferire tutta la famiglia a Roma dove Lucia avrebbe potuto continuare i suoi studi universitari.
In 1917, the situation worsened with the French Army mutinies, a rebellion in Indochina, and the need to send troops to Italy after the Caporetto debacle, at which the Italians were routed by Austro-Hungarian and German forces.
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Commentators, with apparent seriousness, compared it to the huge slaughter of Italian troops by the Austro-Hungarian army at Caporetto, in World War One.
That result prompted Italian press to liken the humiliation to an apocalypse while others called it Caporetto, a disastrous battle in World War I in which Italian forces were flattened by Austro-Hungarian soldiers.
In October the Italian army had been defeated at the Battle of Caporetto and pushed back to defensive lines by the River Piave near Venice.
Many works have been suggested as sources Hemingway may plausibly have consulted in order to build his detailed and (mostly) highly-accurate portrayal of the area around the Isonzo Valley from the summer of 1915 to the retreat from Caporetto in October-November 1917.
On the ground, there are three new three infantry maps, including the poisoned wasteland of Passchendaele and mountainous hell of Caporetto.
Could not one learn historically about, for example, the Battle of Caporetto, from reading Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms?
In October, Austrians, supported by German troops released from duty in the East, routed the Italian army at Caporetto. The entire front collapsed.
The last straw is when, on the retreat from Caporetto, he jumps into the river to flee a kangaroo court, the threat of death coming not from combat but from the mindless execution of Italian military officers by their own soldiers.