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Site of Forgotten 1917 Battle

In June, 1917, Ortigara, the highest and northernmost ridge of the Trentino Plateau, known as the Altipiano, was the site of a brutal battle. Heavy artillery, flame throwers and gas were all used by the combatants. The stark, rocky land captured in Richard Galli's photos below still reflect memories of the struggle which became renown in Italy as the Calvary of the Alpini. The Alpini being the elite mountain troops of Italy's army. To read Richard's full article about the battle, Click Here

Mte Ortigara

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Austro-Hungarian Monument

A-H Trenches Today

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