In Slovenia, a river connects past and present

The banks of the Soca hold echoes of war-torn history

The brilliantly hued Soca River was the site of 12 major First World War battles and features in Hemingway’s “A Farewell to Arms.”

BY MARY WINSTON NICKLIN
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“Look out, Dad!” We were listening intently to the audio version of Ernest Hemingway’s “A Farewell to Arms,” and the rental car almost swerved off the road when Frederic Henry got hit by a trench mortar shell. I tried to reconcile the scenery outside...

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