THE MILLS LINE
"La roggia" was a channel that diverted water from the Piave River at the South of Vidor Abbey and onto the village of Moriago. The water was used to power small mills and hammers in the factories, and then continued its course and flew back into the Piave. Its position and structure made it an ideal position for the Austro Hungarian Army which had the water blocked off and used the dry channel as their frontline trench. This led it to be referred to as ‘The Mills line’.
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