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DEFENCE LINE, TAGLIAMENTO RIVER, PORDENONE, FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA, ITALY



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Location Category ID:
5145
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Other Links: Ferrea Mole
Vecio Forum 1
Vecio Forum 2
Vecio Forum 3
World War Associazione Culturale
BunkerArcheo
German Defences in Italy in WWII
Tanknet
Wikipedia – Alpine Brigade Julia
Wikipedia – Tagliamento River
Latitude, Longitude: 45.95114969 , 12.9006958
Location Accuracy: 2
Tanks Previously Here: 1: Carro Armato M15/42 Tank - Caserma A.L. Paglieri, Codroipo, Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy (Possible source)
2: Carro Armato M15/42 Tank - Museo Storico della Motorizzazione Militare, Cecchignola, Roma, Lazio, Italy (Recovery 2009)
3: Carro Centro Radio M15/42 Command Tank - Caserma G. Durli, Palmanova, Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy (Possible source)


For most of the Twentieth Century the entire eastern part of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region was studded with static emplacements for defence against a possible invasion from Eastern Europe. These defences were begun before the First World War and gradually increased until the 1970s. They extended from the eastern borders with Austria and Slovenia westward to the Tagliamento River and were garrisoned after the Second World War by the Alpini Brigade Julia, specialising in mountain combat. In a number of cases the defences consisted of a tank, with its engine removed, emplaced inside a concrete structure as a form of pillbox or local strongpoint. The types of tank used were primarily the US M26 Pershing, but also the US M4 Sherman and the Italian M15/42. After the end of the Cold War most of these emplacements were dismantled, and some of the tanks have since been put on display elsewhere. However, a few remain in situ. (Source: Ferrea Mole).

Dignano Bridge

The defences of the important bridge over the Tagliamento at Dignano were composed of four emplacements, all located on the west bank of the river.

Location ID:
5146
Latitude, Longitude:46.08874804, 12.91603938
Location Accuracy:7



1) M4 Sherman Tank American


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Unique ID: 1531
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This Sherman is embedded in a concrete base beside the main road leading up the hill west from the Dignano Bridge. It is missing its engine, running gear, main gun and other equipment, and its mantlet appears to have been modified to mount a machine-gun as main armament. It was surrounded by a wooden structure but this has been replaced in recent years by sheet metal.


2) M4 Sherman Tank American


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Unique ID: 1534
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This Sherman is embedded in a concrete base in the vicinity of the Dignano Bridge.


3) M4A2 Sherman Tank American


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Unique ID: 1535
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This Sherman is embedded in a concrete base in the vicinity of the Dignano Bridge. Its engine compartment has been cut away, and in its place two doors allow entry into the fighting compartment below the turret.


4) M4A3 (105) Sherman Tank American


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Unique ID: 1536
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This Sherman is embedded in a concrete base in the vicinity of the Dignano Bridge. Its engine compartment has been cut away, and in its place two doors allow entry into the fighting compartment below the turret.


5) Carro Armato M15/42 Tank Italian


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Unique ID: 1532
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Other Identification: Painted overall in a camouflage scheme of brown and yellow stripes over green.

This M15/42 is embedded in a concrete base in the vicinity of the Dignano Bridge. It appears to be missing its engine, main gun and other equipment, and its mantlet appears to have been modified to mount a machine-gun as main armament. It retains its running gear.


6) Carro Armato M15/42 Tank Italian


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Unique ID: 1558
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Other Identification: Painted overall green.

This M15/42 is embedded in a concrete base believed to be in the vicinity of the Dignano Bridge. Its mantlet appears to have been modified to mount a machine-gun as main armament.

San Michele al Tagliamento Bridge



Location ID:
5147
Latitude, Longitude:45.76829008, 12.99720839
Location Accuracy:6



7) M26 Pershing Tank American


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Unique ID: 1533
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This Pershing is embedded in a concrete base in the vicinity of the Dignano Bridge.

Latisana



Location ID:
5148
Latitude, Longitude:45.77855722, 13.00131887
Location Accuracy:6



8) M4 Sherman Tank American


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Unique ID: 1537
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This Sherman is hidden in a collapsed building near the railway station at Latisana.

Codroipo Bridge



Location ID:
5149
Latitude, Longitude:45.96420033, 12.91204154
Location Accuracy:2



9) M4 Sherman Tank American


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Unique ID: 1538
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This Sherman is one of four emplaced in concrete bases and sheet metal covers in the vicinity of the bridge and barracks at Codroipo (source: Vecio Forum).


10) M4 Sherman Tank American


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Unique ID: 1539
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This Sherman is one of four emplaced in concrete bases and sheet metal covers in the vicinity of the bridge and barracks at Codroipo (source: Vecio Forum).


11) M4 Sherman Tank American


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Unique ID: 1540
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This Sherman is one of four emplaced in concrete bases and sheet metal covers in the vicinity of the bridge and barracks at Codroipo (source: Vecio Forum).


12) M4 Sherman Tank American


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Unique ID: 1541
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This Sherman is one of four emplaced in concrete bases and sheet metal covers in the vicinity of the bridge and barracks at Codroipo (source: Vecio Forum).