Italy has attacked seven times along the Isonzo without any great success, apart from the capture of Gorizia in the sixth battle. Despite the recent failure of the seventh offensive to make any significant gains, Cadorna remains confident that the Austro-Hungarians are close to breaking point. He has his men prepare for another assault on the enemy. And today the Italian guns start firing on the Austro-Hungarians, in preparation for the eighth battle.
Italian troops in their trench (Imgrum)