Italian 8 Inch Mortar WW1

Italian Artillery World War 1Italian soldiers pushing a large 8 inch mortar into position somewhere on the Austrian front. Most of the fighting between Austria and Italy took place on the mountainous frontier region between the two countries, which made moving and supplying men and materials difficult. Here the Italian troops are relying on brute strength to get this giant and apparently outdated, clumsy mortar into a firing position. The hills and mountains in the background give an idea of how hard it must have been to get the cannon this far.

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