A name is what remain, Peter Pan is buried on the top of the Mount Grappa
During World War I there had been hundreds of thousands of unknown casualties.
The devastating explosions covered and discovered expeditious burials,
explosion of the big shells pulverized humans, often the identification cards were written on
a paper sheet, contained in a small hinged metal box, so they went destroyed in short time,
erasing forever the identity of the fallen.
On top of the Monte Grappa, where fierce fighting took place, there is a shrine dedicated to
Italian and Austro-Hungarian fallen soldier, there are buried 12,615 Italian soldiers, 10,332 of which are unknown,
and 10,295 Austro-Hungarians, of which 10,000 are unknown.
One of the 295 Austro-Hungarian which are known was called Peter Pan. The first time I saw the plaque that remembers him,
I could not fail to compare the freedom of a carefree boy who lives in The
Island of Neverland and that would not grow, with the death in battle of a Slavic boy, forced by his emperor
to go to war on the mountains of a far and inimical land.
This is a photos, not mine of the tomb: lapiazzaweb.com/wp-content/upl…