PATHS OF WAR

MUSEUM OF THE GREAT WAR 1915-1918 OF MASERADA

... at eight o'clock the attack begins in the area of the Army of the Isonzo: from the Grave of Papadopoli troops of the XIV British body ford the Piave and clash with the imperial 7th infantry division that collapses without particular defense ... </ i>

British Monument

In the trenches

Bridge over the Piave

In the ``Great War 1915-1918`` museum of Maserada, the objects found in the bed of the river sacred to the homeland tell the trench life of the soldiers who participated in the first world war. In addition to the Italian showcases, yes they can observe those of the Austro-Hungarian, French, German, English army and thus compare the various available equipment. Italian shoes, for example, were shod and uncomfortable while German ones were real boots, similar to current models. Even the anti-gas masks show great differences: the Italian ones were made with layers of gauze plus oilcloth, while the Austrian ones, in addition to an almost perfect adherence, already respected the principle of active carbons, as well as the English ones. The French water bottles, instead, compared to those supplied in the other departments, were much more capacious because for their realization the colonial experience in lands where water was scarce had been exploited. In the visit to the museum, however, many weapons can also be found starting from the bayonets, rifles and muskets, to reach the defensive pectoral shields or helmets.

You can then admire the first canned foods with small burners to heat them or the first meal boxes, but also examples of stretchers, stethoscopes, scissors to extract bullets, as well as the first drugs.

In the telegraphy display case there are rolls of wire, cameras, telephone handsets for receiving and transmitting messages, but also everything needed to write (for those who knew how to do it) such as pens, ink pots, wax.

Another curiosity is constituted by the endowment of the alpine departments and therefore skis, crampons, boots cover in straw, but also glasses antiriverbero with ``lenses`` in iron cracked radially. (source: www.marcadoc.it/2008/ricordograndeguerra.htm)

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For visits, the opening hours coincide with those of the library and run from Monday to Friday from 3pm to 4.30pm. Guided tours take place on Tuesday and Friday, or by appointment. Admission is free.

BETWEEN NATURE AND HISTORY

The inn is located in the lands of the Piave, right there where the bitter battles that characterized the First World War were fought. These places constitute a suggestive testimony of the past.