On 21 August, Franek’s 17th Company is in the shelter-caves to shield itself from the Italians’ annihilation bombing…
Hauptmann Stanislau Wieronski, experienced Polish officer, leads three companies of the K.u.K. Infantry Regiment Nr.11 counterattacking the Italians.
Oberleutnant Joahnn Fousek is isolated: he groups his men as they leave their cave-shelters, then he organizes rifle fire against the Italian attackers.
THE FIVE CROSSES
War actions of five Austro-Hungarian officers. Lieutenants Johann Fousek, Theodor Wanke, Friederich Tischer, Friedrich Franek, and Captain Stanislau Wieronski.
…THEY RESISTED UNTIL THE END
The Austrian-Hungarian K.u.K – Kaiserliche und Königliche Armee defended a multiethnic Europe, the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, until the very end.
OUR VALOROUS BOSNIAKS
Austrian-Hungarians, especially the Bosniaken, contributed as much as their German allies to the victory of Caporetto – Kobarid. This is their story.