In the front's hinterland

Most na Soči held a very important role between the years of 1915 - 1917. It was an important Austro-Hungarian hinterland post, which provided the front line on the hills of Selski vrh, Mengore and Bučenica with a complete military infrastructure. The aggressing, Italian army, did not manage to break through the front line in all its eleven attempts. In spite of continuous artillery fire the majority of civilians remained in the region. In October 1917 the Austro-Hungarian and German army set forth from the slopes of Selski vrh, Mengore and Bučenica. They confronted the enemy on the mountain ridge of Kolovrat, where the battle, the key moment of the breakthrough of the Soča front occurred.

Panorama of the hinterland from 1917; archive P. Kogoj, photo J. Jirčik
Austro-Hungarian defense line
Italian artillery positions at Kolovrat
Army barracks and tents
Main barracks
The turning point of the front's transport
Army bridge over the Soča River
Transport route to the front line
Austro-Hungarian military cementery
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