British military cemetery, Giavera, ItaliaBritish military cemetery, Giavera, Italia

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A place dedicated to meditation, in memory of the arms brotherhood between Italian and British soldiers during WW1.

My experience, Explo description: 

After Caporetto, The Allies sent forces to reinforce and fill the gaps in the Italian troops.

The English sent 5 divisions. In December 1917, the 41st and 23rd divisions (regrouped in the 14th army corps) contributed to the settlement of a new defense line on the Piave river, while the French were mostly installed on the western sector : Pederoba and Tomba mounts.

From December 1917 to March 1918, the Royal Flying Corps deployed an intense activity.

In October 1918, the 7th and 23rd divisions were removed from the Asiago highlands to take place in the Northern part of the Italian forces on the Piave river. These divisions have played a prominent role in while the crossing of the Piave (23 October - 4 November 1918) in the final battle of Vittorio-Vénéto.

The via Monsignor Agnoletti leads to the church and the communal cemetery. A little before, a small iron grid provides access to a trail bordered with trees which, after 200m, leads to the tombs.

Located on a piece of land provided by the Italian, the Giavera cemetery is located in an enchanting countryside, in the middle of the vineyards. It has the typical structure of the Commonwealth cemeteries with its aligned white plates. Each plate has a name and an emblem. Phrases have been dictated by the affection of the families.

The cemetery contains 417 graves of the British who fell defending the Piave from December 1917 to March 1918, and who took part in the crossing of the river in October 1918.

In the cemetery, the Giavera memorial commemorates 150 subjects the Commonwealth dead in Italy between 1917 and 1918, and whose places of burial is not known.

http://www.cwgc.org/search/cemetery...

How getting there: 

Giavera city is located in the province of Treviso, 12km East from Montebelluna, and 14km West from Conegliano, on the main road between the two cities. Giavera British cemetery is located 500 metres north-west of the city, close to the Church.

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Visit duration: 

1/2 h.

Entry fees: 

Free.