Italian exhibit commemorates World War I centenary

AP News
Posted: May 30, 2014 10:50 AM

ROME (AP) — A museum at Italy's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will display previously unpublished World War I images and documents to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the country's involvement in the bloodshed.

The exhibit, opening Saturday, contains censored images of executions and prisoners of war, as well as notifications for military tribunal death sentences that were posted on the streets of Rome.

It also includes videos from the war, letters and diaries from soldiers, and recent photography that revisits the remains of trenches, shelters and villages.

Franco Marini, head of the national anniversary committee, said that "without any questions this is the right place because the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is the emblem of the great sacrifices made during the world war."

The exhibit will be open until July 30.