Here we list the most touching and interesting WW1 memorials and cemeteries which are not far from Vittorio Veneto

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For the celebrations of the centenary of the Great War important ceremonies are provided in honor of the fallen soldiers and Victory.  The WW1 memorials not far from Vittorio Veneto are numerous

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British WW1 cemeteries not far from Vittorio Veneto.
Commonwealth fallen soldiers.


english soldier fallen in Piave Battle Nearly 4.000 Commonwealth soldiers fell in Italy during the First World War, alongside 700,000 Italian soldiers. The 4.000 young men from  UK, Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand and South Africa are buried in 20 cemeteries in northern Italy. Five of these cemeteries are on the Altopiano di Asiago: Barenthal (125 graves), Granezza (142), Cavalletto (100), Boscon (166), Magnaboschi (183).
In the British cemetery of Tezze di Piave (Vazzola) are buried 356 soldiers who fell during the battle on the northeast side of the river Piave.  The British Cemetery of Giavera del Montello (417 graves) contains the graves of those who died in defense of the river Piave from December 1917 to March 1918, and of those who died in the right  shore, while crossing the river. The cemetery also contains a memorial dedicated to the soldiers of the Commonwealth who fell in Italy of whom do not know the place of burial.
A moving  excursion to the WW1 memorials. There have been numerous fallen allies from Commonwealth, UK, Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand and South Africa

In Coryton, Devon, UK, this plaque commemorates  an English soldier, fallen on the banks of the river Piave, during the Vittorio Veneto Battle

 
the graves of 356 fallen soldiers. WW1 the graves of 417 fallen soldiers. WWI

Memorials and shrines of fallen soldiers

The shrines and memorials of the First World War in Italy are monumental architectural complexes designed and built mainly by the Fascist regime to welcome and commemorate the remains of soldiers who died in the war, with particular regard to the fallen in the First World War (or the Great War, WW1) and aimed at celebrate  with mass ceremonies the worship and the exaltation of heroism, sacrifice, death in battle, and the sacred character of the victory over the enemy, through an elaborate symbolic and iconographic apparatus and the use of spaces, not only architectural, but also of the natural and "historic" landscape. This is the translation of the relevant and honest description from Wikipedia.

Shrine of Nervesa della Battaglia The military shrine of Nervesa della Battaglia is one of many examples of commemoration of the fallen of the Great War arose during fascism. Like other similar memorials (including the Redipuglia monument, and that of Monte Grappa and Asiago), this is characterized by the large size and by the functional architecture. The memorial hosts in walled niches 6,099 identified soldiers; some great collective tombs host the remains of 3,226 unidentified fallen soldiers

The small temple in honor of Francesco Baracca, fighter pilot, WW1 ace


A short distance from the great shrine of Nervesa there is a small round temple: it’s the shrine the Italian  WW1 ace pilot, Francesco Baracca. Italian cavalry officer (Lugo 1888 - Montello 1918), then a fighter pilot. Gold medal for military valor. In First World War brought down 34 enemy airplanes in 63 air battles.
There is no absolute certainty how his plane was shot down. In any case, Francesco Baracca was flying with his biplane Spad at a low altitude over the Austro Hungarian trenches, when he was shot by the enemy musketry . However, there is a different version: in fact, the pilot of an Austrian triplane claimed to have shot him down with his machine gun during a duel.
If you are interested in a tour to the places of the Great War, you cancontact organized Guidesthat will accompany you from the apartment or villa you have rented up to the WW1 shrines and / or to the trenches on the banks of the Piave river or the Dolomites

WW1 near Vittorio Veneto  memorial ww1 prancing horse drawn on  Baracca’s fighter airplane in WW1 trademark

A history of coats of arms, ensigns and trademarks, related with the WW1


Francesco Baracca had painted a personal coat of arms, a prancing horse, on the fuselage of his plane. The most widespread opinion is that he was inspired by the coat of arms drawn on the airplane of an enemy shot down: a German pilot from the city of Stuttgart. And the ensign of Stuttgart is a prancing horse. But it could be that Francesco Baracca was inspired, however, at the time he was part of the Cavalry, by the coat of arms of the 2° Reggimento Reale, this depicting as well a prancing horse. And it is certain, however, that the carmaker Ferrari has asked the mother of Francesco Baracca for the formal permission to use his arms. Even the carmaker Porsche uses in the center of his coat of arms a prancing horse. But this is certainly the symbol of Stuttgart, where the headquarters of Porsche.

ensign of a WW1 German Triplane pransing horse, Porsche WW1 cavalry pransing horse pransing horse Ferrari prancing horse drawn on  Baracca’s fighter airplane in WW1 trademark
WW1 shrine, Grappa and Vittorio Veneto Battle

The main body of the monument of Monte Grappa contains the remains of 10,332 unidentified fallen soldiers and of 2,283 identified. The remains of 2,283 identified fallen are lined in alphabetical order and stored in small vaults covered with bronze plates on which are engraved the names and decorations for military valor of the fallen.

French fallen soldiers, WW1 memorial

The only French shrine in Italy of the Great War is located in Pederobba, near the Piave River. Inside the wall are niches where lie about a thousand French soldiers, arrived in April 1918 and died in the Battle of the Solstice and the Final Battle of Vittorio Veneto. At the foot of this great wall can be read their names (only 12 bodies were unknown). The complex is completed by the huge group of statues in the foreground: they were represented Mother Italia and  Mother France, united in grief united while holding their dead sons on their knees


 the largest monument to the memory of  WW1 Austro – Hungarian – German  ww1 memorial

This of  Redipuglia is the largest and most majestic Italian memorial dedicated to the fallen of the Great War. This monument, also known as the Shrine "of hundred thousand" contains the remains of 100,187 soldiers. For the centenary of the Great War WW1 mass ceremonies will be held here for the celebration of the victory and the memory of fallen soldiers

Near the spectacular Pordoi pass there is a German shrine in memory of the fallen Austro Hungarian German in the WW1. Here lie the remains of 454 fallen German soldiers and 8,128 of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The site, like the Austro-Hungarian cemeteries managed by the Austrian Black Cross, is organized by Deutsche Volksbund Kriegsgräberfürsorge.


 the largest monument to the memory of  WW1   memorial of dead soldiers in Dolomites

Instead of being a monumental building visible even from a distance, the Shrine of Pian di Salesei, Livinallongo, is formed by a open masonry which houses the remains of the 704 identified fallen soldiers (including 19 Austro-Hungarian). At the end of the path there is a chapel, the only evidence of the old cemetery in 1922. Here is the large tomb that holds the remains of 4,700 soldiers remained nameless.This memorial has a beautiful view of the Marmolada, the highest mountain of the Dolomites.

 

The Shrine of Pocol of Cortina d'Ampezzo. Inside are 9,707 fallen Italian (4,455 unknown) and 37 Austro-Hungarian, all originally buried in various cemeteries arose during the period of the conflict

 


WW1 Leiten Asiago ossuary This ossuary collects bones the soldiers Italian, English and French fallen on the Asiago plateau and previously buried in 41 different spontaneous cemeteries. The ossuary is located on the hill of Leiten in the municipality of Gallio.
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