Caporetto and the Isonzo Campaign

Caporetto and the Isonzo Campaign

The text is supported by a selection of original photographs that record the terrible reality of the conflict.

Author: Željko Cimpric

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781781599303

Category: History

Page: 208

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From May 1915 to October 1917 the armies of Italy and the Austro-Hungarian empire were locked into a series of twelve battles along the River Isonzo, a sixty-mile front from the Alps to the Adriatic. The campaign was fought in the most appalling terrain for combat, with horrendous casualties on both sides, often exceeding those of the more famous battles of the Great War. The twelfth and final battle, Caporetto, resulted in a devastating defeat for Italy and led to one of the greatest breakthroughs achieved during the entire conflict. Yet this massive struggle is too often neglected in histories of the war which focus on the fighting on the Western and Eastern Fronts. John Macdonald, in this accessible and highly illustrated account, aims to set the record straight. His description of the Isonzo battles, of the battlefields and of the atrocious conditions in which the soldiers lived and fought is supported by a graphic selection of original photographs that record the terrible reality of the conflict. The impact of the intervention of British, French and German troops is covered, as are the parts played by famous individuals among them Rommel, Mussolini, Badoglio and Cadorna, the notorious Italian commander in chief. But it is the front-line experience of the common soldiers on both sides that is most powerfully portrayed. Caporetto and the Isonzo Campaign gives a fascinating insight into a conflict that was a pivotal moment in the history of Italy, Austria and the Balkans.
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Caporetto and the Isonzo Campaign

Caporetto and the Isonzo Campaign

Caporetto and the Isonzo Campaign gives a fascinating insight into a conflict that was a pivotal moment in the history of Italy, Austria and the Balkans.

Author: Željko Cimpri?

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781783373710

Category: History

Page: 208

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From May 1915 to October 1917 the armies of Italy and the Austro-Hungarian empire were locked into a series of twelve battles along the River Isonzo, a sixty-mile front from the Alps to the Adriatic. The campaign was fought in the most appalling terrain for combat, with horrendous casualties on both sides, often exceeding those of the more famous battles of the Great War. The twelfth and final battle, Caporetto, resulted in a devastating defeat for Italy and led to one of the greatest breakthroughs achieved during the entire conflict. Yet this massive struggle is too often neglected in histories of the war which focus on the fighting on the Western and Eastern Fronts. John Macdonald, in this accessible and highly illustrated account, aims to set the record straight. His description of the Isonzo battles, of the battlefields and of the atrocious conditions in which the soldiers lived and fought is supported by a graphic selection of original photographs that record the terrible reality of the conflict. The impact of the intervention of British, French and German troops is covered, as are the parts played by famous individuals – among them Rommel, Mussolini, Badoglio and Cadorna, the notorious Italian commander in chief. But it is the front-line experience of the common soldiers on both sides that is most powerfully portrayed. Caporetto and the Isonzo Campaign gives a fascinating insight into a conflict that was a pivotal moment in the history of Italy, Austria and the Balkans.
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Germany in the Great War

Germany in the Great War

Philpott, 'Warfare, 1914–1918'. 3. Schinder, Isonzo: The Forgotten Sacrifice of the
Great War, p.130. 4. Ibid., p.206. 5. Ibid., p.202. 6. For more information, see
Cimpri, Z. and Macdonald, J., Caporetto and the Isonzo Campaign: The Italian
Front ...

Author: Joshua Bilton

Publisher: Pen and Sword Military

ISBN: 9781473876910

Category: History

Page: 256

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For the Central Powers, 1916 was a year of trial and error, of successes and failures, of innovation and of drastic changes. Tactics developed, while war aims mutated to suit the inertia of trench warfare. Advances were effectively countered with the development of new weaponry, or indeed aided by their inclusion. Across all fronts, whether at home or in Poland, citizens and soldiers alike stood fast against Entente forces. On the Western Front, bitter fighting continued apace. To the east the armies of Austro-Hungary, Germany and Bulgaria battled Entente forces. Meanwhile at sea, the German High Seas Fleet ambushed the Royal Navy off the coast of Denmark. On the Home Front, the poor harvest of 1916, coupled with a lack of transport, led to a winter of stark deprivation. As a consequence, the German government introduced what was effectively a system of rationing entitled, ‘sharing scarcity.’ While to the south, Ottoman forces fought Allied soldiers for control of Kut and Erzurum, a fortified trading port in eastern Turkey. Germany in the Great War: Verdun & Somme is the third publication in a five-part series. In addition to the author’s introduction and a chronology of events, five hundred contemporary photographs, many of which have never before been published in this country, are included.
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Isonzo

Isonzo

The first complete account of the epic struggle between the Austrian and Italian armies along the Isonzo River during the First World War.

Author: John R. Schindler

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275972046

Category: History

Page: 409

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The first complete account of the epic struggle between the Austrian and Italian armies along the Isonzo River during the First World War.
Categories: History

Reader s Digest Great Events of the 20th Century

Reader s Digest Great Events of the 20th Century

Italian soldiers retreat from Caporetto in November 1917 . After their ... The last
campaign ended in September 1917 . ... Bolzano 7918 TRENTINO Caporetto
Trent Aviano SU Vittorio Vittori 1786 Veneto Asiago Arsiero L . Garda Isonzo R
Nov .

Author: Reader's Digest Association

Publisher: Reader's Digest Association (Canada)

ISBN: 0888500556

Category: Civilization, Modern

Page: 543

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Discusses the events and achievements of the twentieth century that transformed the world.
Categories: Civilization, Modern

Caporetto the Scapegoat Battle

Caporetto  the Scapegoat Battle

Battle of the Isonzo , Cadorna carried out a small engagement on the Trentino
sector , which has become known as the ... out the very grave crisis that had
struck France had perforce to take the form of an almost continuous summer
campaign .

Author: Ronald Seth

Publisher: London, Macdonald [1965]

ISBN: UOM:39015009038699

Category: Caporetto, Battle of, Kobarid, Slovenia, 1917

Page: 208

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Categories: Caporetto, Battle of, Kobarid, Slovenia, 1917

The New Larned History

The New Larned History

Gargaro valley and chased along it to the northern ( d ) Continuation of Isonzo
campaign . ... of success if they had been able , this front remained tranquil , for
the most part , with all the hosts now collecting on Ternovo , to until after
Caporetto .

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The Encyclopedia Americana

The Encyclopedia Americana

campaign in northeastern Italy in which the combined Germans and Austrians
inflicted a crushing defeat on the Italians ... The attack was launched at Caporetto
on the Isonzo River against the center of the Italian Second Army , comprising ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015069658378

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A History of the Great War From Caporetto to the armistice

A History of the Great War  From Caporetto to the armistice

121 . in 1917 Isonzo campaign , 532 , Bundesrat , i . 14 ; iv . 391 . 534 , 536 , 537
, 538 , 540 , 541 , Bundy , General , iv . 257 . 542 , 544 , 545 ; at Caporetto ,
Bunyan , John , quoted , iii . 415 ( n . ) . iv . 51 , 53 , 54 , 58 , 60 ; transBurgfriede ,
i .

Author: John Buchan

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:AA0002845162

Category: World War, 1914-1918

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The Battle of Caporetto

The Battle of Caporetto

... and the campaign continued in harmony . On November 1 Archduke Eugen
issued an Order of the Day , briefer and less flowery than that of the Emperor but
equally to the point : “ The Twelfth Battle of the Isonzo , after eight days ' effort ,
has ...

Author: Cyril Falls

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015009145114

Category: Caporetto, Battle of, Kobarid, Slovenia, 1917

Page: 202

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Account of the Austro-German offensive in northeast Italy in 1917, which routed the Italians but ended in a Central Powers' defeat.
Categories: Caporetto, Battle of, Kobarid, Slovenia, 1917

Caporetto 1917

Caporetto 1917

This work concerns the Battle of Caporetto in October 1917, where the Austro-German Army broke through the Italian lines forcing them to retreat after losing half their force.

Author: Mario Morselli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136333361

Category: History

Page: 192

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This work concerns the Battle of Caporetto in October 1917, where the Austro-German Army broke through the Italian lines forcing them to retreat after losing half their force. The book examines why, having routed the Italian Army, the Central Alliance forces were not capable of forcing the surrender of Italy.
Categories: History

Widener Library Shelflist General European and world history

Widener Library Shelflist  General European and world history

Italo - Austrian front - Campaign of 1917 ( to Oct . 24 ) - Isonzo sector - Battle of
Caporetto , Oct . 24 H 855 . 500 . 15 Volpe , G . Ottobre 1917 dall ' Isonzo al Piave
. Milano , 1930 . H855 . 500 . 20 Seth , Ronald . Caporetto ; the scapegoat battle .

Author: Harvard University. Library

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015082923262

Category: Library catalogs

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Abnormal Theory in the Art of War

Abnormal Theory in the Art of War

... COTLANA CASTELFRANCO TY THIRD ENZA CAMPA INTRO е мфне
Herning ) A POLO PADUA ISTRI CORSELVE VENICE BAGNO а довідти с
CAMPAIGN IN ITALY , 1917 BATTLE OF CAPORETTO ( TWELFTH BATTLE OF
THE ISONZO ) ...

Author: Myung Jae Cho

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105081897105

Category: Military art and science

Page: 262

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The encyclopedia Americana

The encyclopedia Americana

Oct. 10-Eiehth Battle of the Isonzo begins (ends Oct. 12); a second attempt to
enlarge the bridgehead also makes negligible gains. Nov. ... Oct. 24-Battle of
Caporetto begins (ends Nov. ... COLONIAL AND JAPANESE CAMPAIGNS 1914
There are British and German border raids in East Africa through the end of the
year.

Author: Grolier Incorporated

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015003031995

Category: Reference

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The Italian Campaign 1943 45

The Italian Campaign  1943 45

The difficulties of the terrain even in the north - east are well illustrated by the
failure of the many offensives against the Austro - Hungarian forces on the River
Isonzo between April 1915 and the disastrous battle of Caporetto two and a half ...

Author: Gilbert Alan Shepperd

Publisher: New York : Praeger

ISBN: STANFORD:36105033705562

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 450

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Categories: World War, 1939-1945

Current History and Forum

Current History and Forum

Campaign on the Isonzo While Italian popular ambition longed for the Trentino ,
General Cadorna , the trained soldier ... By the early part of June , 1915 , General
Cadorna's men were deployed on a front of about fifty miles from Caporetto to ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105118840508

Category: History

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Encyclopedia Americana Wilmot Proviso to Zygote

Encyclopedia Americana  Wilmot Proviso to Zygote

9 – British troops are evacuated from Helles ; campaign ends in complete failure .
Oct. 10 – Eighth Battle of the Isonzo begins ( ends Oct. 12 ) ; a second attempt to
enlarge the bridgehead also makes negligible gains . Nov. 1 - Ninth Battle of the
Isonzo ... Oct. 24 - Battle of Caporetto begins ( ends Nov. 12 ) ; Germans join ...

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ISBN: PSU:000059160816

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