Title: The Battle of Caporetto
Author: Alfio Caruso
Data:  2017, 290p.
Publisher: Longanesi


Thirty months of war boiled down to a battle that was fought without regard for human life on a small and poor piece of land. The incompitent leader Luigi Cadorna, alongside Badoglio and his numerous strategic errors, lead millions of under-militarized and inadequately trained Italian men to slaughter by the Austrian troops. Alfio Caruso narrates the Italian fight as the Austrian-German armies weakened in the summer of 1918, and with it, the urgency of the war as perceived by the families of Udine, the extreme resistance in the Piave, the controversial shift in leadership from Cadorna to Diaz, and the miracles of the masonry in saving Badoglio.