3 Sassi Fortress
"3 SASSI" FORTRESS “IN TRA’ I SASS”
The fort was built between 1897 and 1901 the Italian army to block access to a probable Val Badia. The fort was equipped with cannons M 98 8 cm and two cannons M 98 6 cm in caponiera armored steel, armored four machine guns toward the Sief - Col di Lana and Step Falzàrego and an observatory dome vault ro
The garrison consisted of 50 men under the command of four officers, with the task of overseeing the trenches at the foot of Vonbank Lagazuoi and other locations of Sass de Stria.
At 13.00 hours on 5 July 1915, the fort was impressed by the Italian artillery that was firing from the batteries in Cinque Torri, Mount Pore, from Prà Pontin from Valiàte, Val Costeàna. 210 mm grenades were able to pierce the cover unreinforced concrete and damage the structure, which was abandoned. However, Austrian patrols continued to illuminate the fort at night, so as to induce the Italian artillery to consider yet operational. With this trick, you continued to harass the fort with obvious waste of bullets, they hurt other military targets.
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