Lets not forget the soldiers .. known and unknown.

Redipuglia , 34 km north west of Trieste, is renowned for its great War Memorial where the bodies of 100,000 soldiers who died during World War 1 are buried.  40,000 are known  with names  inscribed on bronze plaques at the top of the huge stairway and 60,000  unknown in a two common graves.  The marble stairway has 32 terraces and takes you up the hill , with views over the surrounding battlefields.



Entrance to the chapel.


There is also a museum.
Which is quite eerie....
but had to have a look.




Rest in peace.

Comments

  1. What an amazing place, Anne! 100,000 bodies - you just can't imagine it really, can you? Must have been quite sad to visit I would think.

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  2. It's tragic to think that 60,000 soldiers are buried there and their families don't know.

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  3. That so tragic to think about but I'm so glad you posted about it.

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  4. The number of soldiers who died is just too big to think about. The views are spectacular, so not a bad place to rest perhaps.
    My husband's grandparents' last name was Fondriest, so they always thought they had come from Trieste for some reason. Haven't found the grandfather's family in Italy yet.

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  5. It must have been very moving to be there--I can't imagine the stories of every life represented there.

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  6. The museum is great, i was there last summer and i was impressed. Also Trieste it is very nice, hope to visit it again soon.

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  7. Great post Anne with lovely photos. These stories are always tragic but I guess wars will always be somewhere in this world. People will never learn to live in peace it seems!! Diane

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  8. Hi Anne,
    I feel sad each time I see a WW1 or WWII site. I am so conscious of the sacrifice of human life.

    This is an impressive site. I hope that this will make people think. I sure do...

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  9. Hi Anne, that must be really moving to be there and a place to think about things... Beautiful photos. I hope you're well , Love from London xo

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  10. Hi everyone .. thank you so much for your comments... Yes you just cannot imagine all those thousands of people buried there ,, and to think that 60,000 are unknown ... hits home ,to me , as son is in the forces .. cannot think for one minute how it must of felt to not find your loved one. It is a really wonderful place and I hope that some of you visit one day ...

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