Sacrario militare di Pocol

Local nameOssario di Pocol
LocationCortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

Sacrario militare di Pocol is a cemetery and shrine near the Falzarego Pass, in the locality of Pocol in the comune of Cortina d'Ampezzo in the Veneto region of northern Italy. The small church and cemetery were built in 1916 as a military cemetery by the 5th Alpine group. A shrine was built in 1935 as memorial to the thousands who died during World War I on the Dolomite front. It is a massive square tower of stone, clearly visible from the entire Ampezzo valley below. The remains of 9,707 Italian soldiers and 37 Austro-Hungarian soldiers are buried in the shrine. In a crypt in the centre of the structure rests the body of general Antonio Cantore, who was awarded the gold medal for military valor.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacrario_militare_di_Pocol

Address Località Pocol, Pocol 32043, Italy

Coordinates 46°31'37.824" N 12°7'0.853" E

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