British Army in the Italian Alps 1917 by Robert Fleming
11 Sep

For two years Italy and Austria battled fiercely against each other across the High Alps and troops from both sides faced the risk of avalanche. When German troops arrived to bolster Austria in the summer of 1917, the British and French soon followed to support Italy.

This talk will cover the whole period looking at how and why Italy entered the War on the allied side and then the battles which almost lead to disaster for the Italian forces before with assistance from British and French reinforcements sent from the Western Front the Austrians and Germans were driven back.

Robert Fleming is study centre manager at the National Army Museum

Fox Room, Whitton Community Centre, Percy Road, Whitton, TW2 6JL
11 Sep 2018 19:10