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Anonymous

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Creation Date

1918

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Austro-Hungarian troops stand next to the bodies of hanged Italian prisoners of war in this photograph. These POW's were probably captured Czechoslovak or Polish Legionnaires, captured by the Austrians on the Italian Front. To keep their nationalities subjugated within the Dual Monarchy, imperial authorities took extreme measures against subjects which joined the ranks of the empire's enemies.

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Austria-Hungary, Crime, Punishment, Capital Punishment, Czech POWs, Polish POWs

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