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Austria Hungary WW1 Defense Tirol 1915 Cap Badge Kaiser Franz Joseph Great War 1914 1918 Austro Hungarian Empire


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Austro-Hungarian Empire: Patriotic WW1 cap badge for the "Defense
of Tirol". With the portrait of Kaiser Franz Joseph, dated 1915.
The WW1 "Defense of Tirol" (or the Italian Front, or the Mountain War) 
was a series of battles at the border between Austria-Hungary and 
Italy, fought between 1915 and 1918. 
In the outbreak of WW1 Italy declared itself neutral, despite being a 
member of the Triple Alliance alongside Germany and Austria-Hungary 
since 1882. 
In 1915, Italy surprisingly declared war on Austria-Hungary, entering 
WW1 on the side of the Allies, aiming to the annexation of the Austrian 
Littoral and northern Dalmatia, Trento and South Tirol, through a surprise 
offensive. The Austro-Hungarian defense however soon turned the 
operations into trench warfare, similar to the Western Front, but at high 
altitudes, with very low temperatures. 
A rare cap badge.

WW1 1914 1918

Item 100% original 

Condition as on the photos

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Product Code: 02964

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