Soča Front

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It was the place of the bloodiest battles in the World War I and the most savage on Slovenian territory, in terms of the fallen, wounded and maimed soldiers, and a dispossessed, rendered homeless populace. On the Austrian side the inhabitants were emptied from the villages and moved away to Carniola/Kranjska. The Austrian authorities removed 80,000 villagers from their homes in the Soča Valley and environs of Gorica (Goriška and Posočje). Italians on their side of the Soča Front exiled around 12,000 Slovenian inhabitants, dispersing them all over Italy. All these people returned to their destroyed homes and devastated fields only in 1919.