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Two images of wine magazines from the Italian Front during WW1


During World War I, the Italian Front saw a series of battles between Italy and Austria-Hungary. There was a series of battles fought along the Isonzo River between 1915 and the end of the war in 1918. The two images featured in this post were taken along this front in what is now Slovenia. The first image shows a wine magazine in Britof in what appears to be a rugged location. There is a central large tent flanked by 13 men and a large cache of wine in barrels. The wine is stored in both large casks and smaller barrels. Amongst the casks are what appears to be a box with two poles used to carry the smaller barrels. There is also a small barrel on a dolly or cart. In the back left are donkies or mules that might have carried the smaller barrels of wine.

Wine magazine at Britof. 1915 [1]

Wine magazine at Britof. 1915 [1]

The second images was taken in Haidenschaft or Ajdovščina. This image features a large wine magazine but this one also contained rum. The location is in an industrial setting. There are numerous casks of various sizes stored in two different locations.  It would be interesting to learn where the wine was requisitioned from.

Wine and rum magazine at Haidenschaft. Circa 1917. [2]

Wine and rum magazine at Haidenschaft. Circa 1917. [2]


[1] Wein – Fassungsmagazin in Britof. Ort/Verlag: K.u.k. Kriegspressequartier, Lichtbildstelle – Wien. 1915. ÖNB Bildarchiv und Grafiksammlung (POR). URL: http://data.onb.ac.at/rec/baa15385243
[2] Haidenschaft. Ort/Verlag: K.u.k. Kriegspressequartier, Lichtbildstelle – Wien. circa 1917. ÖNB Bildarchiv und Grafiksammlung (POR). URL: http://data.onb.ac.at/rec/baa4815356

  1. June 20, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Very cool!!

  2. June 20, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Reblogged this on wineLIFE Exoterica and commented:
    Wine survives wars!

  1. June 18, 2015 at 12:01 pm

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