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The war on the Italian front

Villari, Luigi

The war on the Italian front

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Published by Cobden-Sanderson in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Italo-Austrian.

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[by] Luigi Villari, with a foreword by the Rt. Hon. Sir Rennell Rodd.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD569.A2 V45
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 308 p.
    Number of Pages308
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6277633M
    LC Control Number32020398
    OCLC/WorldCa1065740


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The war on the Italian front by Villari, Luigi Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Italian Front is perhaps a little known aspect of the war because of the vast amount written about the Western Front, and to a lesser extent the Gallipoli Campaign. I found this book a great way to fill this gap in my knowledge and is certainly one of the best I have read on any period of by: One of a series of books on the land campaigns of World War II, The Italian Front is a superbly illustrated history of the original ‘second front’ in Europe, including artworks of key materiel and uniforms, and campaign maps showing the movement of troops in the theatre.

The book is a comprehensive account of the struggle for the Italian mainland, from the landings in Sicily in /5(4). This book deals with the "Italian Front"--the often-forgotten war between Austria-Hungary and Italy during WWI. I have to say that the title is thoroughly misleading: The greater part of this book is a detailed description of the 12 battles of the Isonzo, which did indeed comprise the majority of military action on this front, but which did not take place in the Alps/5(8).

One such is the Austro-Italian front where British troops were sent fairly late in the war to bolster a hard-pressed Italian Army.

Mark Thompson's book references the British contribution but, rightly, it focusses on the hard fighting between the The popular British depiction of the First World War is of British Tommies sheltering in the damp and muddy trenches of the Western Front 4/5.

The Italian Front is perhaps a little known aspect of the war because of the vast amount written about the Western Front, and to a lesser extent the Gallipoli Campaign. I found this book a great way to fill this gap in my knowledge and is certainly one of the best I /5().

This is a well crafted and thoroughly researched overview of Italian participation in The Great War. It details military events on the Italian Front from the opening of the war in May until the armistice and the main outlines of Italian politics, including character sketches of the principal military and civilian actors and the often ham-handed Italian diplomacy of the war.

If one thought that outdated generals and meat-grinder battles were reserved for the conflicts in France and the Eastern front in World War 1 then this history of the Italian front will astound. The book begins with Italy's clumsy and greedy diplomacy at the war's outset and concludes with its clumsy and arrogant negotiating at its close/5().

The War on the Italian Front - Luigi Villari - Free ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online for free. Published inthis book has been for decades the only available history of the italian front in english language5/5(2).

One of a series of books on the land campaigns of World War II, The Italian Front is a superbly illustrated history of the original 'second front' in Europe, including artworks of key materiel and uniforms, and campaign maps showing the movement of troops in the theatre.

The book is a comprehensive account of the struggle for the Italian /5(4). A much-needed history of the forgotten Italian front during the First World War, its brutal and bloody battles that rival the Somme and Ypres for /5(8).

Some of the most savage fighting of the Great War happened on the front where Italy attacked the AustroHungarian Empire. Around a million men died in battle, of wounds and disease or as prisoners. Until the last campaign, the ratio of blood shed to territory gained was even worse than on the Western Front.

A rare firsthand account of the Italian front, Lussu's memoir succeeds in staging a fierce indictment of the futility of war in a dry, often ironic style that sets his tale wholly apart from the Western Front of Remarque and adds an astonishingly modern voice to the literature of /5(31).

The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front Mark Thompson. Published by: Faber. The first narrative history in English of the Italian front: a major forgotten conflict of the First World War.

In MayItaly declared war on the Habsburg Empire, hoping to seize its ‘lost’ territories of Trieste and Tyrol. Book Overview In MayItaly declared war on the Habsburg Empire. NearlyItalian troops were killed in savage, hopeless fighting on the stony hills north of Trieste and in the snows of the by: The book fails to deliver an historical perspective of the Italian-Austrian front as some of the judgments about the commanders and the politicians involved in this theatre of war are superficial and undocumented by quoting previous historiography/5(36).

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Villari, Luigi, War on the Italian front. London, Cobden-Sanderson, (OCoLC) Document Type. The book traces the development of Austrian and Italian storm assault tactics in the context of trench warfare waged in the mountainous front of the Alps and the rocky hills of the Carso plateau.

It not only examines their innovative tactics but also their adoption of vastly improved new weapons such as light machine-guns, super-heavy artillery, flame throwers. World War I - World War I - Italy and the Italian front, – Great Britain, France, and Russia concluded on Apthe secret Treaty of London with Italy, inducing the latter to discard the obligations of the Triple Alliance and to enter the war on the side of the Allies by the promise of territorial aggrandizement at Austria-Hungary’s expense.

The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front, – is a well-crafted and thoroughly researched overview of Italian participation in the Great War, a subject too often ignored by English-speaking historians.

The author's use of "White War" in his title is somewhat misleading. The term usually is a reference to the portion of the war waged in the high Alps. The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front - by Mark Thompson avg.

rating Ratings This is the story of the First World War in Italy, a. The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front - Ebook written by Mark Thompson.

Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front /5(13).

Too many books on the Dubya Dubya Two ignore the Italian front after the fall of Rome. This book, being focused on the final year, largely covers that more neglected phase in between Rome and Mussolini's upside-down pirouette.

It follows a diverse selection of people from high ranking commanders to peasants in the crossfire and everyone in between/5. The War on the Italian Front In treaty alliance (The Triple Alliance) with both Germany and Austria – Hungary, Italy remained neutral at the start of the War in August After months of intense negotiations with both sides, a secret treaty (The Treaty of.

The War on the Italian Front Preface The record which my friend Luigi Villari has compiled of the military operations in Italy from towill at length give English readers an opportunity to understand the exceptional difficulties of the war on the Alpine Rating: % positive.

The Italian Front Italy entered World War I in Mayturning on its ex-ally Austria-Hungary. The fighting soon devolved into trench warfare in the northeast and alpine combat in the north.

Thompson’s book gives a fascinating, indeed brilliant, portrait of a society immolated by its own delusions.” The Economist (Best Books of the Year) “A startling indictment of the Italian state’s conduct during the first world war, which shows how Italy’s nationalist dream of expansion would turn into the Fascist nightmare.”/5(4).

An Introduction to the Great War on the Isonzo Front. John MacDonald, a management specialist with a lifelong interest in the Italian Front, had just completed this introductory account of the dozen principal battles on the Isonzo Front at the time of his death in   After reading Mark Thompson’s The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front (Basic Books, ), I learned a great deal about this important historical chapter, and strongly recommend this book to all readers of history.

The Charnel-house of Pasubio, towering over the Venetian plain. The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front—– Mark Thompson, Author. Basic $30 (p) ISBN although the book. Image: Robert Hunt/Windmill Books/UIG via Getty Images While the muddy and horrific trench warfare of the Western Front has become the most enduring image of Author: Alex Arbuckle.

The importance of the Italian front in the First World War is often overlooked. Nor is it realised that British troops fought in Italy. The Forgotten Front demonstrates Italy's vital contribution to the Allied effort, including Lloyd George's plan to secure overall victory by an offensive on this front.

Although his grand scheme was frustrated, British troops were committed to the theatre and. Does the electronic version of the book completely replace the paper version.

Of course not. Best of all, if after reading an e-book, you buy a paper version of The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front Read the book on paper - it is quite a powerful experience%().

The Italian front and Italy’s involvement in World War I are often overlooked – but for the Italian people, the war caused significant disruption and change.

Twentieth-century Italy, like Germany, was an old culture but a new national entity. For much of the s, Italy was a jigsaw of small kingdoms, duchies and city-states. The mines on the Italian front during the First World War comprised a series of underground explosive charges of varying sizes, secretly planted between and by Austro-Hungarian and Italian tunneling units beneath their enemy's lines along the Italian front in the Dolomite section of the Alps.

2 List of the mines. 4 Popular culture. Pokorny ended the war as a Lieutenant-Colonel, having served with k.k. LIR 26 and with the army headquarters, mostly as a staff officer.

I am not sure if he had fough on the Italian front since I have not really read the book. 8) Best Regards. New York: Perseus / Basic Books, Pp.

x, Illus., notes, biblio., index. $ paper. ISBN: A very readable, often insightful look at Italian operations on the Isonzo Front during the First World War. In The White War, British historian Thompson, who has also written several. The Italian campaign of World War II consisted of Allied and Axis operations in and around Italy, from to The Joint Allied Forces Headquarters (AFHQ) was operationally responsible for all Allied land forces in the Mediterranean theatre and it planned and led the invasion of Sicily in Julyfollowed in September by the invasion of the Italian mainland and the campaign Location: from Sicily, San Marino, Italy.

The book shows that their fear of the Italians had a motivating effect on Croatian and Slovene soldiers. Unlike some other parts of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, they perceived the war as a struggle for protecting their homes, which ensured the stability and firmness of the Isonzo Front.

The Battle of Vittorio Veneto was fought from 24 October to 3 November (with an armistice taking effect 24 hours later) near Vittorio Veneto on the Italian Front during World War Italian victory marked the end of the war on the Italian Front, secured the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and contributed to the end of the First World War just one week on: Vittorio, Kingdom of Italy.

The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front by Mark Thompson starting at $ The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front has 1 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace5/5(1).

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Mussolini, Benito, Foreign evidence on the war at the Italian front, Rome, Novissima [?].Good books and documentaries on the Italian Front of WWII? Does anyone know of any good books and documentaries on the Italian Front of WWII?

I feel like it's ignored here in the US and I'm interested in it, mostly because it's where one of my grandfathers served. I have written a number of books on the history of World War II, and before I.An excellent account of a forgotten front. Italy entered the war in hope of gaining territory, and the secret Treaty of London agreed with the French and the British, who had no great respect for Italy or the Italian military but hoped they could tie up sufficient Austro Hungarian troops to make life easier on the Western front, promised an unlikely grab bag of territories including Greek /5(7).