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    Alfio Caruso


The Battle of Caporetto

Author: Alfio Caruso

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.

Publisher: Longanesi
Publish Date: 2017
Page Count: 290


Alfio Caruso (Catania, 1950) was one of the original founders of Il Giornale newspaper in 1974. In the '80's, he worked for the Corriere della Sera as Editor-in-Chief, and the Gazzetta dello Sport as Deputy Editor. He was appointed Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Messaggero newspaper in 1995, and the Editorial Director of the Nazione, the Resto del Carlino, and Il Giorno in 1996. Caruso is also an author of crime novels, and an essayist on Italian history and the Mafia.

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