"BULLETIN 1268 – THE PAPER BORDER"
The borders are the beginning of the war. The war breaks down all boundaries and the men that live it go beyond every limit.
In occasion of the Hundredth Anniversary of the First World War, the General Staff of the Army wanted to look back at the conflict, considering the story of the men that lived it and finding in their words a new communicative language to tell the history through the experience. No longer a war seen from above but a camera in the trench, an Italian trench. Nineteen rooms, a hundred and fifty relics, over a hundred and thirty frescoes of an ancient era to narrate the society before and during the conflict, to arouse curiosity with unusual objects, to go to the front line with the soldiers of that time feeling prouder to be Italian. The bulletin of the victory, that ratified the end of a fragile and powerful conflict between war and peace, has become the emblem of the exposition as memory of the moment in which Italy stood by its flag, considering the peace as a huge achievement. We must keep the memory of that union and of the great tribute of lives, as a valuable warning. The exposition "Bulletin 1268 – The paper border" offers the essence of the Great War of the Italians and their heirs, especially to the new generations, thanks to an experiential itinerary in which the narration leaves time for imagination, reflection and research.
(Edited by Dr. Federica Dal Forno)
Included among the activities promoted by the Mission Structure of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers for the commemoration of the Great War, the exposition received the High Patronage by the President of the Italian Republic.