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Piave



Introduction of Piave
River in NE Italy, 137 mi long, rising in the CarnicAlps and flowing SE into the Adriatic Sea, 22 mi ENEof Venice. After the Italians were defeated atCaporetto in 1917 during World War I, they madethe river their chief line of defense. The Austrianstried several times to break the line here until theywere overwhelmed by a combined Allied offensive inOctober 1918.River in NE Italy, 137 mi long, rising in the CarnicAlps and flowing SE into the Adriatic Sea, 22 mi ENEof Venice. After the Italians were defeated atCaporetto in 1917 during World War I, they madethe river their chief line of defense. The Austrianstried several times to break the line here until theywere overwhelmed by a combined Allied offensive inOctober 1918.

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