The bloody fighting on the Italian Front 1915-17 was some of the worst of the entire First World War. Italian efforts to batter their way through Austrian-Hungarian mountain defences were repulsed time and time again before German intervention in 1917 resulted in a near national disaster at the Battle of Caporetto. This talk explores Italy's war effort from the declaration of war in 1915 to the cataclysm of Caporetto in 1917.
Dr. Spencer Jones is Senior Lecturer in Armed Forces and War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton and serves as the Regimental Historian for the Royal Regiment of Artillery. His most recent book is the edited collection At All Costs; The British Army on the Western Front 1916 (Helion, 2018).
Meeting Rooms, 3 Merrial Street, Newcastle under Lyme, ST5 2AD
12 Aug 2019 18:30