Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Jerihovca Cave
First World War Memories

March 27, 2019, 24 pictures

          Most images are approximately 768 x 1024 pixels in size, numbers in front of the picture descriptions are serial numbers of the original photo files. Some stone form names are taken from the official sources, including Ludvik Husu's descriptions, where none provided they were given by the author. Names of the event participants depicted in the pictures and related persons: Ludvik Husu. Teo Delić helped determine the oil beetle while Peter Trontelj identified the butterfly.

          Pictures photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin - Klok 2019.

Jerihovca Cave near Vale


43824. The entrance of the cave, which housed an Austro-Hungarian WWI field hospital, is at the southern side of a small plain, hidden from possible artillery shelling from the southwest.



43812. Closer view of the entrance ...



43813. ... here also the concrete wall-supported terraces for hospital beds are also visible.



43823. View out of the entrance reveals a staircase at the western side.



43814. Another view of the entrance, deeper from the cave



43815. Large side niche below an ample chimney which was dug through to the surface to provide ventilation for the hospital.



43816. Side meander, illuminated to the outside ...



43817. ... and from the inside out.



43818. The main tunnel is about 200 meters long - at the end there was a lavatory (concrete sinks at the left).



43820. The continuation, to the east, gets more narrow and the ceiling is lower. It is now dry, in the WWI it was used as a waste water sink.



43821. View from the continuation to the main tunnel



43822. WWI inscription on a stalagmite - J R could stand for Jäger Regiment



43826. Oil beetle, from the Meloe genus



43829. Southern festoon, Zerynthia polyxena, petelinček in Slovenian



Mt. Brestovec Historical Trail, Above Tržič/Monfalcone


43831. A plaque on the spot where, during the WWII, a Resistance Courier Post Exchange Point was located.



43833. The snack: cooked spinach and chard, cooked chickpeas, black cumin oil, garlic, bread, dates, jam of plums, aronia juice with vegetable water



43835. Ludvik above the outer fortification line made on Italian side during the 1953/1954 Yugoslavia/Italy crisis



43837. View north of the tunnel which connected 8 149 mm gun posts of the Mt. Brestovec Gun Embrasures, dug on Italian side of the WWI Soča/Isonzo front in 1916, Ludvik ...



43838. ... and a view south.



43839. Blooming blackthorn, Prunus spinosa, črni trn in Slovenian



Gorjansko WWI Cemetery


43843. In the biggest WWI cemetery in Slovenia there are graves of 6015 people, mostly wounded soldiers who died in the nearby Austro-Hungarian army hospital in and at Jerihovca cave.



43840. View of the cemetery memorial dome, made of perfectly matching stones, presumably of Lipica marble



43841. View down the cemetery from the memorial



43842. Side view of the central park of the cemetery, Ludvik



  Petnjak, March 17     Radošca / Radoshitza Cave, March 27 Evening  

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