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The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front 1915-1919

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In May 1915, Italy declared war on the Habsburg Empire. Nearly 750,000 Italian troops were killed in savage, hopeless fighting on the stony hills north of Trieste and in the snows of the Dolomites. To maintain discipline, General Luigi Cadorna restored the Roman practice of decimation, executing random members of units that retreated or rebelled. With elegance and pathos, historian Mark Thompson relates the saga of the Italian front, the nationalist frenzy and political intrigues that preceded the conflict, and the towering ...

The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front 1915-1919 2009, Basic Books (AZ), New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780465013296

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