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

Caproni in the First World War

Rosario Abate - Giorgio Apostolo

CAPRONI IN THE FIRST WORLD WAREditorial consultant Maurizio Pagliano

The most significant milestones in the development of Italian bomber aircraft, a celebration of Gianni Caproni, the foresighted constructor of those early wings, synonymous with "strategic bombing".

The complete history of this complex all-Italian aircraft from the design phase to the completion of the prototype, from the results of the first test flights until acceptance by the military administration, continuing later with the demanding phase of national production and concluding with the operational service of the various versions.

In the most organic presentation possible, an examination was made of all the most important facts which led to the creation and development of these aeroplanes, and all their individual technical characteristics, together with an ordered study of the production figures.

Great emphasis was placed on the photographic documentation, in the main previously unpublished, and which, better than any document, illustrates the evolution of the Caproni biplane and triplane bombers.

Constant and fundamental support was provided by the Caproni Family, who placed documents and photographic material at disposition.

The text and the original structure of the work, published in 1970, have been in part reworked or modified, and now incorporates some new sections, such as an English translation, the replacement of many illustrations, updated captions, and a colour photographic appendix.

The volume appears in the period of the major celebrations of the 150 years of Italian Unity, and the 1915-1918 war is considered by many experts to be the fourth war of independence. However, research works like this stand apart from simple anniversaries, and contribute to the recording of the design and entrepreneurial capabilities of a man like Gianni Caproni, born at Arco, in the Trentino, territory then in the possession of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and who elected to become Italian and make his contribution to the victory of the Tricolour.


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.


What is Ta Pum


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.


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.




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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