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    War in the Alps, WW1

    Not long back from the Italianicon-Slovenian border / Dolomites, (among a few other regional attractions)

    Good little intro here.

    Of course, we were there in summer; and nobody appeared to be trying to kill us, much to the relief of us sub-tropical folk from Queensland.

    In the film Dan Snow talks about the Italians building cable-ways, a bit like rudimentary ski-lifts. Building it in summer with nobody trying to kill you would have been interesting enough.

    Our little tour took us to the remains of one of the motor / windlass "houses" , a robust-looking structure, now under "new occupation".

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    Last I heard, the occasional body turns up. Found by hikers. Those battles were particularly bloody too, as I recall.
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    I recently discovered a series on YouTube called The Great War, it started with weekly 10 minute (approx) videos explaining what occurred 100 years ago during WWI. There are additional videos each week covering specific topics. The Italianicon front has been repeatedly covered and I have spent much time binge watching the episodes the last 6 weeks, I'm about 12.5 months from the most recent release. There is an episode fast approaching where they visit the area and meet with local historians at the actual locations. I find the entire series addicting, much better than watching mainstream TV, and I learn something.

    Just watched an episode where the narrator Indy Neidell recommended the book below for even greater detail on the Italian front.
    John Macdonald's "Caporetto and the Isonzo Campaign: The Italian Front 1915-1918"

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