Vittorio Veneto


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Vittorio Veneto

(vēt-tô`ryō vānĕ`tō), town (1991 pop. 29,231), Venetia, NE Italy, in the Alpine foothills. It is a secondary industrial and commercial center and a spa. There, in Oct.–Nov., 1918, the Italians won a decisive victory over the Austrians, which led to the Austro-Hungarian surrender to Armando Diaz on Nov. 3.
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Vittorio Veneto

 

a populated area near Venice, Italy, near which the Austro-Hungarian army surrendered at the end of World War I. On Oct. 25, 1918, the Allies (51 Italian, three English, two French, and one Czechoslovak division with 7,700 guns) broke through the Piave River front of the Austro-Hungarian Army (63 divisions of weak composition with 6,300 guns), and on October 30 they came to the Vittorio-Veneto-Sesana-Feltre front. At the same time, an Italian landing force took Trieste. Having lost its combat ability, the Austro-Hungarian Army surrendered, and a truce was signed on Nov. 3, 1918, in Padua.

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