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Italian forces after the battle

At the Piave, Italian forces counter-attacked the weakened Austro-Hungarian flanks on June 19, further crushing the lines in that area. Westward, Austro-Hungarian forces continue assaulting the Italian lines, despite suffering heavy casualties ever time. On June 20, Emperor Karl, who had taken personal command of the forces, ordered their retreat; by the 23, the Italians had retaken all territory south of the river. Despite encouragement by the other Allied powers to press the advantage, the Italian general recognized that his strength on defense would become a weakness on the attack, as the Austro-Hungarian failure had shown.

In the Caucasus, the German Expedition continues advancing with the Turks’ Islamic Army of the Caucasus towards northwestern Persia.


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