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Always remember, a fallen soldier…

Always remember, a fallen soldier
Always remember, fathers and sons at war
Always remember, a fallen soldier
Always remember, buried in history

Sabaton, 40:1

Visiting¬† places like these, always brings back some Sabaton songs, singing about the war and the soldiers that never came home. Soca valley was the place of “Isonzo front” during the World War 1 and anyone visiting this place today, has a hard time believing how nearly a hundred years ago, Austro-Hungarian, German and Italian armies were fighting eachother over one of the most beautiful Alpine valleys. Even today, the valley is ful of war artefacts and from time to time they still find unexploded munitions. Unfortunately each war comes with casaulties and the pictures below show Austro-Hungarian graveyard which became final resting place of 546 soldiers, who gave their lives during the last AH assault on Italian lines and pushed them up to Piave river.

Hear the sound of a machinegun
Hear it echo in the night
Mortals firing rains the scene
Scars the fields
that once were green

It’s a stalemate at the frontline
where the soldiers rest in mud
roads and houses
all is gone
there is no glory to be won

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Slovenian Army

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Czech it out!

A few years ago, I had a chance to observe a small joint Czech-Slovenian military exercice and had a chance to come up-close-and-personal with their main cargo helicopter Mil Mi-171Sh.

There were also some separate tank exercises and attack helicopter exercises going on and at one time, the mighty Hind helicopter pilots positioned themselves behind a T-72