Giorgio Comai | 8 October 2021

Italian maritime republics such as Venice and Genoa were very active in the Black Sea between the 13th and 15th century. Their presence in Abkhazia and their involvement in the slave trade from the Western Caucasus are the main subjects of a recently published book

Forced labour at the front: Russian, Serbian, and Romanian prisoners

Thousands of prisoners of war - mainly Russians, but also Serbs and Romanians - were employed in Tyrol during the First World War. A photo gallery by Marco Abram, OBC Transeuropa researcher

Sons of a lost Empire

The 23rd of May 1915 Italy declares war to the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Along the Soca Valley and in the Karst region twelve bloody battles take place, tens of thousands of soldiers of the Empire die. Those men now rest in over forty war cemeteries, forgotten to most

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