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Eighth Battle of the Isonzo

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20 divisions  14 divisions
Result  Inconclusive
Dates  10 Oct 1916 – 12 Oct 1916
Location  Monfalcone, Italy
25,000 killed, wounded, missing or captured  25,000 killed, wounded, missing or captured
Similar  Ninth Battle of the Isonzo, Fifth Battle of the Isonzo, World War I, Eleventh Battle of the Isonzo, Second Battle of the Isonzo

Eighth battle of the isonzo


The Eighth Battle of the Isonzo was fought from October 10–12, 1916 between Italy and Austria-Hungary.

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Eighth battle of the isonzo


Battle

The Eighth Battle of the Isonzo, fought briefly from 10–12 October 1916, was essentially a continuation of attempts made during the Seventh Battle of the Isonzo (14–17 September 1916) to extend the bridgehead established at Gorizia during the Sixth Battle of the Isonzo in August 1916.

Italian Chief of Staff Luigi Cadorna was determined to continue Italian attacks to the left of the town, a policy that continued during the following (ninth) battle - with an equal lack of success.

As with the earlier, Seventh, attack, heavy Italian casualties required that the short, sharp concentrated initiative be called off pending the army's recuperation.

The seemingly interminable Isonzo onslaught was next renewed with the Ninth Battle of the Isonzo on 1 November 1916, the fifth and final attack of the year.

In the battle the Italian architect Antonio Sant'Elia was killed, a key member of the Futurist movement in architecture.

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Eighth Battle of the Isonzo Wikipedia


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