Above video - "DAL FILM UOMINI CONTRO DI FRANCESCO ROSI (1970) " about the massacres of the First World War (beginning of Jesuits' Second Thirty war in Europe) occured on the Karst and all along the "Fronte dell'Isonzo", the front of the river Isonzo whose Slovenian name is Soča. At time 4:43 Austro-German soldiers starting to cry to the Italian attacking soldiers to stop to advance: "Basta, basto soldato Italiano! Non si fa uccidere così! Tornate indietro!" ["Enough, enough Italian soldier! You cannot kill yourself in this way! Go back!"] - URL: http://youtu.be/y5FPHZmmN9I
Above image - "..............During the first centuries, the Church was persecuted. The blood of martyrs watered the seeds of Christianity. Later, when the persecutions ceased, one of the Fathers of the Church deplored the lukewarmness of Christians. He rejoiced when persecutions returned. In the same way, we must rejoice in what will happen, for in the midst of trials our zeal will become more ardent. Besides, are we not in the hands of the Blessed Virgin? Is it not our most ardently desired ideal to give our lives for her? We live only once. We die only once. Therefore, let it be according to her good pleasure.. [!!!] ............."
[From the book "From “A Man For Others: Maximilian Kolbe Saint of Auschwitz In the Words of Those Who Knew Him” by Patricia Treece, published by Harper & Row Publishers, 1982 hardcover 1st edition, at page 107 ", quoted in Douglas Willinger's post: http://continuingcounterreformation.blogspot.it/2007/08/from-man-for-others-maximilian-kolbe.html]
Above image - "Hemingway photographed in Milan, 1918, dressed in uniform. For two months he drove ambulances until he was wounded." - URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ernest_Hemingway_in_Milan_1918_retouched_3.jpg
[Other above three images: The Queen of Europe, the 1618 religious map all along the valley of Soča/Isonzo, massacres of WWI, the same zone, today estern borders of Italy with the Romish path and its many sanctuaries for the adorantion of Madonna aka Lady of War aka Queen of Europe and the sancutuary of the Queen of Europe at Monte Lussari.]
World War IEarly in 1918 Hemingway responded to a Red Cross recruitment effort in Kansas City and signed on to be an ambulance driver in Italy. He left New York in May, and arrived in Paris as the city was under bombardment from German artillery. By June he was stationed at the Italian Front. It was probably around this time that he first met John Dos Passos, with whom he would maintain a rocky relationship for decades thereafter. On his first day in Milan, he was sent to the scene of a munitions factory explosion where rescuers retrieved the shredded remains of female workers. He described the incident in his non-fiction book Death in the Afternoon: "I remember that after we searched quite thoroughly for the complete dead we collected fragments". A few days later he was stationed at Fossalta di Piave.(.......)He sustained severe shrapnel wounds to both legs, underwent an immediate operation at a distribution center, spent five days at a field hospital before he was transferred for recuperation to the Red Cross hospital in Milan. He spent six months at the hospital where he met and formed a strong friendship with "Chink" Dorman-Smith that lasted for decades, and shared a room with future American foreign service officer, ambassador, and author Henry Serrano Villard.While recuperating he fell in love for the first time of his life with Agnes von Kurowsky, a Red Cross nurse seven years his senior. By the time of his release and return to the United States in January 1919, Agnes and Hemingway planned to marry within a few months in America. However in March she wrote that she had become engaged to an Italian officer. Biographer Jeffrey Meyers claims Hemingway was devastated by Agnes' rejection, and that he followed a pattern of abandoning a wife before she abandoned him in future relationships........"
".............A Farewell to Arms is a novel written by Ernest Hemingway set during the Italian campaign of World War I. The book, published in 1929, is a first-person account of American Frederic Henry, serving as a Lieutenant ("Tenente") in the ambulance corps of the Italian Army. The title is taken from a poem by 16th-century English dramatist George Peele.A Farewell to Arms focuses on a doomed romance between Henry and a British nurse, Catherine Barkley, against the backdrop of the World War I, cynical soldiers, fighting and the displacement of populations. The publication of this, Hemingway's bleakest novel, cemented his stature as a modern American writer, became his first best-seller, and is described by biographer Michael Reynolds as "the premier American war novel from that debacle [World War I]".The novel was first adapted to film in 1932, with further versions in the following decades..........."
".........On 24 October 1917 the Italian front collapsed at Caporetto. The group of ambulances Frederic is overwhelmed by the mass of soldiers in chaotic retreat, so that drivers must give the means. They deal with several incidents, including the meeting with a group of mutinous soldiers who beat up all the officers they encounter. Upon crossing the bridge over the Tagliamento, Frederic was stopped by the "Battle Police". He adventurously save himself diving into the river.
Frederic adventurously can reach Catherine in Stresa, and the two are forced to leave Italy because the military police on his trail and is about to arrest him. After an eventful night crossing of Lake Maggiore, the couple joined the Swiss shores of the lake, and happiness will be short-lived, however: Catherine fact died in Lausanne in an attempt to give birth to the son of Frederic, who was born dead. The hero finds himself alone and therefore with no purpose in a sad ending of the novel, and leaves saddened by the city............"
Above video - A Farewell to Arms (Italian language) "- Addio Alle Armi (1957) - Jennifer Jones) -"URL: http://youtu.be/ufzWP0iieY8
"......Decimation (Latin: decimatio; decem = "ten") was a form of military discipline used by officers in the Roman Army to punish mutinous or cowardly soldiers. The word decimation is derived from Latin meaning "removal of a tenth".........
The Italian General Luigi Cadorna applied decimation to under-performing units during the First World War. In his book Stalingrad, Antony Beevor recounts how, during the Second World War, a Soviet Corps commander of a division practised decimation on retreating soldiers by walking down the line of soldiers at attention, and shooting every tenth soldier in the face until his TT-33 pistol ran out of ammunition............."
"..............During the first centuries, the Church was persecuted. The blood of martyrs watered the seeds of Christianity. Later, when the persecutions ceased, one of the Fathers of the Church deplored the lukewarmness of Christians. He rejoiced when persecutions returned. In the same way, we must rejoice in what will happen, for in the midst of trials our zeal will become more ardent. Besides, are we not in the hands of the Blessed Virgin? Is it not our most ardently desired ideal to give our lives for her? We live only once. We die only once. Therefore, let it be according to her good pleasure.. [!!!] ............."
Monday, April 16, 2012
13° 48' 15'' - 13° 24' [from Trieste to the sands of the mark of Brandenburg]
Monday, July 11, 2011
The Queen of Europe and the Rome Wall
Video "DAL FILM UOMINI CONTRO DI FRANCESCO ROSI (1970)" [Uomini contro = Men against] is taken from the romance "Un anno sull'Altipiano" ["One year on the plateau"] by Emilio Lussu
The film for the strong resistance encountered was shot in Yugoslavia in Centralni Filmski Kosutnjak Studio in Belgrade (Wikipedia).
The armoured protection have been really tested, even if the event of the film is an artistical interpretation. As says a comment below the video, in the war museum of Rovereto (near the city of Trento), there's one of such armoured 'protection' exposed for the public. With an hole of a bullett.....
Uploaded by MatsuTakakoNoFan on Oct 4, 2007
The scene in which the general `obtuse Leone (Alain Cuny) sent the first soldiers to die of unnecessary protected by armor (whose purpose was to protect them while they cut the barbed wire with pliers) and then, despite the failure of this operation, sends his soldiers to attack. Even enemies can not take anymore of mattanza.Tratto from the movie "MEN AGAINST" by Francesco Rosi with Gian Maria Volonte in turn based on the book "A Year on the plateau" of Emilio Lussu. The plateau is to Asiago, is that the war of 1915-1918.