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A caporettói áttörés és előzményei
The Battle of Caporetto and Its Antecedents

Author(s): Tibor Balla
Subject(s): Military history, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919)
Published by: Korunk Baráti Társaság
Keywords: Battle of Caporetto; 1917; Italian Front; victory of the Central Powers

Summary/Abstract: The author of the article presents the preliminaries of the Battle of Caporetto in the year of 1917 on the Italian Front; the preparations of the Central Powers for the offensive against the Italian army and the establishment of the German 14th Army; the allied Austro-Hungarian and German troops’ advance to attack; as well as the opposing Italian, Austro-Hungarian and German forces. The reader may learn about the events of the breakthrough at Caporetto on October 24, 1917 and the details of the operations to the reaching of the Piave River by the Central Powers’ forces on November 10. The author summarizes the Italian (340,000) and the Austro-Hungarian and German losses (70,000), and emphasizes the military historical significance and the results of the Battle of Caporetto, which was the largest victory of the Central Powers on the Italian front during the First World War

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 34-41
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Hungarian