Look closely and you will see, not the lovely Julian Alps, but steep hills where a million men died or were maimed from 1915-1917. The trenches are dug out of solid rock high on the crest - which in modern day is still a steep, dangerous drive. For 29 months and 12 campaigns two armies periodically threw their boys down the hill, across a narrow valley, and back up again— only to be murdered by the other. It’s been a hundred years since this war ended, but we need to be periodically reminded of its lessons. A million men, in this one little valley in Slovenia alone. The church holds 7.000 of them — less than 1% of those killed or injured.
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