WWI Bridges: from Maserada sul Piave to the places of the Great War

What you see beside is the top of the war memorial dedicated to the British 7th Division in Salettuol, a stone throw away from the river, in a former fisher village in Maserada sul Piave, Venice area. We start today this index. We called it "WWI Brigdes" in order to state from day one what we would like to do with it: throwing bridges using the internet.

So this space aims to become a kind of index of many things, like the subtitle suggests. "Bridges" because we live close to an important river and bridges were and are important. Bridges because it was the First World War and everybody should always stop a while in front of the words "first" and "World": it was not a "local war" even if we had several local war fronts. "Bridges" because this word is prefarable to "links" or "contacts". This is why we start this new project that hopefully will lead us to the Great War Centenary. It goes without saying why we post in English (have mercy, it is not the mother tongue!), it eases serendipity and it's also a matter of... bridges: the British Army battled in our places during the last year of the First World War, after the notorious rout of Caporetto (Kobarid, Slovenia). The 15.18 Great War Museum of Maserada sul Piave, now endorsing this initiative, has a goal: to build the story of a foreign army in the "forgotten" Italian Great War front.

We wish you a pleasant reading. We will try of course to maintain that determination necessary to keep on feeding this WWI index with meaningful and interesting posts. Your help and suggestions in the comments' area will be of great help for us. Thank you!