During the First World War, Ugo Cerletti collaborated with the Fourth Army and their medical military base was the small Hospital 042 in Val Marzon near Auronzo. Cerletti gave his contribution to that place proposing the building of a church for the soldiers. Today, deep in the nature, you can still find the altar of the church and the fountain of Loria.1
Here you can see the differences between past and present; today where there was the Ospedaletto 042 there are only trees.
The Military Church
On the right you can see the altar which is the only church's element that remains.
The Fountain of Loria
The fountain of Loria was built by the soldiers and it was named like this because of Loria, a small city near Treviso. Deep in the woods there are still the ruins of it.
On the left Cerletti is represented next to the fountain in winter 1916; on the right the ruins of the fountain.
Unfortunately the buildings where the officials used to work, operate, nurse and sleep are no longer there because after the Caporetto defeat the soldiers escaped by carefully burning everything.
- Photos and main text by Chiara Doganiero ti.orebil|oreinagod.araihc#| and Barbara Fanton ti.liamtoh|notnaf.arabrab#| (December 2016), courtesy of Bruno Marcuzzo and Cerletti's Archive
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- B. Marcuzzo, G. De Donà and W. Musizza, Sei Mesi in Guerra sulle Dolomiti, Edizioni DBS, Belluno 2014, pp. 142