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  • On the border

  • These photographs document an almost unknown chapter of recent Italian history. During the years of the Cold War, the Italian State decided to strengthen its North-Eastern defence line with funds provided by NATO. This resulted in an ex novo organised system of permanent fortifications to stop any eventual attack by countries belonging to the Warsaw pact.
    With the fall of the Soviet Union both the fortifications were progressively dismantled. This research is addressed at investigating those currently abandoned buildings that portray so well the end of a historical era, that of the Cold War that so greatly marked 20th century history.

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