In the Centenary of the Great War with:

Nel Centenario della Grande Guerra con Ta Pum

with the patronage of:

european parlament    Croce Nera AustriacaRegione LombardiaSAT - Società Alpina Tridentina

Corriere della Sera - 24 maggio 1915

'14 - '18

On the occasion of the centenary of Italy's entry into the First World War, a project to know and to understand the History.

 

The Way of Memory:

more than 1.700 km from the Stelvio to sea

Tapum!

Ta-pum was the noise the Italian soldiers heard while they were fighting in trenches and the Austrian Guns shooted with Mannlicher M95 rifles. There was a great distance between the two frontlines, so the noise arrived before the bullets, “TA”, and then the detonation sound “PUM”.

From here the wel-lknow song, which has several versions…

 

Twenty days on Ortigara
whit no change to dismount

ta pum! ta pum! ta pum!
ta pum! ta pum! ta pum!

And tomorrow ,
Soldier don’t let them kill you

ta pum! ta pum! ta pum!
ta pum! ta pum! ta pum!

When we go along the valley
Battalion, you've already got no more soldiers.

ta pum! ta pum! ta pum!
ta pum! ta pum! ta pum!

In the valley there’s a cemetery,
Cemetery for us soldiers.

ta pum! ta pum! ta pum!
ta pum! ta pum! ta pum!

Cemetery for us, soldiers
may be a day I will come to you.

ta pum! ta pum! ta pum!
ta pum! ta pum! ta pum!

I left my mother,
I left her to become a soldier

ta pum! ta pum! ta pum!
ta pum! ta pum! ta pum!

When they bring bread
the sniper start shooting

ta pum! ta pum! ta pum!
ta pum! ta pum! ta pum!
Twenty days on Ortigara
whit no change to dismount
Tapum, tapum, ta pum!
Tapum, tapum, ta pum!

I left my mother,
I left her to become a soldier
Tapum, tapum, ta pum!
Tapum, tapum, a pum!

And Tomorrow
Soldier don’t let them kill you .
Tapum, tapum, ta pum!
Tapum, tapum, ta pum!

Behind the brigde there’s the cemetery,
Cemetery for us, soldiers .
Tapum, tapum, ta pum!
Tapum, tapum, ta pum!

Cemetery for us, soldiers
soon I’ll come to you.
Tapum, tapum, ta pum!
Tapum, tapum, ta pum!
Twenty days on Ortigara
whit no change to dismount

ta pum! ta pum! ta pum!
ta pum! ta pum! ta pum!

Our heads are plenty of lice
And we have no food to eat
Tapum, tapum, ta pum!
Tapum, tapum, ta pum!

When we go to
Battalion, you've already got no more soldiers
Tapum, tapum, ta pum!
Tapum, tapum, ta pum!

Battalion of deads
How many cowards in Milan !
Tapum, tapum, ta pum!
Tapum, tapum, ta pum!

Behind the bridge there’s a cemetery
Cemetery for us soldiers
Tapum, tapum, ta pum!
Tapum, tapum, ta pum!

When you are behind that little wall
Young, soldier  you can't talk nomore
Tapum, tapum, ta pum!
Tapum, tapum, ta pum!

Cemetery for us soldiers
may be a day I will come to you
Tapum, tapum, ta pum!
Tapum, tapum, ta pum!

 

 

 

Association TA PUM

Caserma Forcola

Organizer of TA PUM is the homonymous Association, whose members are the association L’Uomo libero, creator of the project, the Association Accompagnatori del territorio del Trentino, the Ev-K2-CNR Committee and the CNR Press Office.

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What is Ta Pum

Trincea

TA PUM is the sound of the rifle shot that accompanied ceaselessly, days and nights lots of soldiers at the frontline, recalling and softened in one of the most famous and heart rending songs of the First World War.

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Collaborate with Ta Pum

Bassano del Grappa

Ta Pum offers a concrete visibility return at national and international level through multiple channels of communication and different marketing strategies planned during the initiative.

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Tapum!

Tonale

Ta pum! Ta pum! Ta pum!
And tomorrow we go to the assault,

little soldier doesn't die by others' hand.
Ta pum! Ta pum! Ta pum!

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