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Montello Ridge

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Stacgil

Hi my great grandad Henry Gilbert mentions a Montello Ridge and knocking out Austrian guns but I can't seem to find anything about it

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Moonraker

At least eight websites and the like, suggested by Googling "Montello Ridge", though a few may be only passing references.

 

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Stacgil

Thank you he also mentioned about taken Austrian prisoners and being gassed?

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Grom

Montello is a hill on Western side of Piave, just north of Papadopoli island where British were attacking in Autumn 1918 (Vittorio Veneto offensive). I don't think any of them were on the hill, however.

Do you have any more information?
 

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Gareth Davies

The British (23 and 41 Divs) first deployed to the Montello on 23 Nov 17.  The only substantial combat in 1917 was on 30 Dec when the French (on the British left flank) re-took Mount Tomba.  In June 18, when the Austrians attacked. the British were up on the Asiago plateau.  And in Oct 18 the British attacked across the River Piave to the SE of the Montello feature.  

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Flondar

Norman Gladden, a soldier in 11/Northumberland Fusiliers, left us a nice book with pages about fighting on Asiago plateau and crossing the Piave near Montello in october 1918.
"Across the Piave: Personal Account of the British Forces in Italy 1917-19"

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