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Extreme Battlefield Tour

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Skipman

Many thanks for posting. Tremendous photographs.

 

Mike

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Dave G

Spectacular scenery and photos to match. Thanks for starting this thread.

 

Dave

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tomisitt

And a few more...

 

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The summit of Col di Lana, half of which was blasted off by a 5 tonne Italian mine that displaced 10,000 tonnes of rock.

 

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Austro-Hungarian trenches on the ridge between the Col di Lana and Monte Sief

 

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Austro-Hungarian shelters on the Costabella ridge, overlooking the San Pellegrino pass

 

 

 

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Looking down to the Passo San Pellegrino

 

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Italian military supply road (Strada Delle 52 Galleria) on Monte Pasubio

 

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Suspension bridge on the Sentiero Dei Fiori, above the Passo Tonale

 

More photos can be seen on my Twitter feed (@masaccio60) or on my dedicated Bikes & Battlefields page on Facebook (@bikesandbattlefields)

 

 

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keithmroberts

Just amazing. I experienced a much less demanding short visit to the area with Battle Honours, which although sometimes at some height was jo more than walking, and that was enough for me (then I think 67), but even that was quite an experience. It didn't begin to match yours. Thank you for the photographs.

 

Keith

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angelab

Wonderful photographs, and what magnificent scenery...

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slick63

Incredible, thanks very much to all for posting those pics .

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horrocks

What an amazing thread!

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tomisitt

Given we're all stuck indoors for a while, I thought I'd add a few more photos of my recent trips to the Italian Front.

 

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Italian trenches on the top of Monte Piano in the Dolomites

 

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Austro-Hungarian positions on Lagazuoi Grande, in the Dolomites. The Tofana di Rozes on the left, with the Castelletto just in front.

 

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Austro-Hungarian shelter on Monte Piana

 

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This one went off half-cocked

 

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Monte Piano, Dolomites

 

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Actually not WW1 at all, it's an Italian 149/19 Model 37 from WW2, abandoned near the old WW1front line.

 

If anyone's interested, I'll post a few more in a couple of days.

 

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michaeldr
4 minutes ago, tomisitt said:

If anyone's interested, I'll post a few more in a couple of days.

 

Always interested

Many thanks for sharing

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horatio2

Wonderful photography. What a stunning stage to fight the 'White War'. More, please!

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slick63

Superb, more please :)

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Dave1418

Keep them coming please 

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mandy hall

As above keep them coming.

 A few years ago, I spent a week based in Temu.  My other half wanted to look at the rock art in the area.  My immediate thought was front line in The Great War, yes please.  We didn’t do any mountain climbing, just driving the passes.  A beautiful area.

 

Mandy

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Drawings_in_Valcamonica

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tomisitt

A couple more...

 

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The Isonzo (now Soca) near Caporetto (now Kobarid)

 

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Italian 3rd line defences on the Kolovrat ridge, famously overrun by Rommel and the Württemberg Mountain Battalion during the Battle of Caporetto, October 1917.

 

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Monte Sabotino, as seen from Monte Santo (now Sveta Gora in Slovenia). Immense artillery duels were fought between these two mountains.

 

 

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Something for the Brits: Tattenham Corner on the Altopiano, a significant place for my grandfather who was here with the 48th Division in 1918

 

 

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Vera's brother at Granezza cemetery on the Altopiano.

 

Thanks for your interest. Will post a few more over the weekend. Stay safe, everyone.

 

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tomisitt

And if anyone's interested in the route I took on my bicycle, this is it (with famous cycling climbs marked on)

 

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horrocks

Fabulous photos and narrative, thank you.

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DoughboyOTT

One of the first First World War books I read was The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front, 1915-1919 by Mark Thompson. The battles always seemed spectacular, but your photos really paint a vivid picture of the Italian Front. I have no idea how either side was able to have any success fighting in those mountains. Do you have any other book recommendations? They seem few and far between for this front. 

 

I love the photo of the Isonzo. 

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tomisitt
38 minutes ago, DoughboyOTT said:

One of the first First World War books I read was The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front, 1915-1919 by Mark Thompson. The battles always seemed spectacular, but your photos really paint a vivid picture of the Italian Front. I have no idea how either side was able to have any success fighting in those mountains. Do you have any other book recommendations? They seem few and far between for this front. 

 

I love the photo of the Isonzo. 

These are generally what I recommend. If you do Twitter, I’ll be doing a thread tomorrow on Italian Front books (I’m @masaccio60)

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DoughboyOTT
6 hours ago, tomisitt said:

If you do Twitter, I’ll be doing a thread tomorrow on Italian Front books (I’m @masaccio60)

I don't use Twitter, but I think you can still read tweets. Thanks for the recommendations and I'll check out your thread tomorrow. 

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