Washington Square Park about 1921-22
Almost 1000 men of Italian Heritage went back to Italy and fought in the Italian army. Almost another 1000 men of Italian Heritage fought in the American army. It was to pay homage to their native sons that the Italian Government presented this war trophy to the City of Rochester. The gun stayed in the park until 2009 when it was removed because of extremely poor condition. In 2017 It underwent restoration at The Historical Ordnance Works in Woodstock , Ga. and has since been returned to its home.
Skoda 10 cm houfnice vz. 14 (howitzer)
The Skoda houfnice vz 14 was designed in 1914 and made in Czechoslovakia by the Skoda works. It was used by the Imperial Austro-Hungarian Army during World War One. Large numbers were acquired by Italy after the break-up of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This one was captured from the Austrians in the Battle of Vitorrio Veneto fought from 24 October to 3 November 1918