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26 November 1917 : Unterjäger Bernard Halbeisen was killed on this day


Enlisting into the army in July 1914, he saw his first actions against the Russians in Galicia before moving to the Italian Front in late 1915 where he was to remain until his death. During this period, Bernard was to be awarded the Tapferkeitsmedaille for bravery three times (1st and 2nd Class in silver and also in gold). Bernard was killed in act…

'The Italian Front' by John Chester


John Chester will be giving a presentation on the Italian Front.    This will event will take place at the DCLI Museum, Bodmin and include a tour.   IMAGES: Italian front (World War I) photo collage. Public Domain. Wikipedia.  

‘Allies are a Tiresome Lot’: The British Army in the First World War


By John Dillon Helion & Co Ltd, Solihull, £29.95, 221pp, 15 ills,4 maps bibliog, notes and refs, index ISBN 978-1-910777-32-9. Book Review by David Filsell This, the 12th in the ever excellent Wolverhampton Military Series, published by Helion, is another good overview of Britain’s relative poorly covered involvement the war on the Italian …

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British Army in the Italian Alps 1917 by Robert Fleming


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 W…

'The British Army in Italy Oct-Nov 1918' by Rob Thompson


Image: British and Italian convoys passing abandoned Austro-Hungarian matériel at Val d'Assa on 2nd November 1918. Courtesy: Imperial War Museum In this talk, Rob Thompson looks at events on the Italian Front in the second half of 1918 and the role of British forces during this period through an examination of the two most critical battles: the Se…

'History of the Austro-Hungarian War' by Dr Graham Kemp


26 September Dr Graham Kemp will be giving a presentation on the History of the Austro-Hungarian War.  Graham is the Chairman of Lancashire (North) branch of The Western Front Association.  The story starts in 1914 with the breath-taking arrogance and incompetence of Austro-Hungarian army, from which it only gets worse.  Only the equally incompe…

22 December 1918 : Patrouilleführer Erhard Klotz.


Erhard was employed as a company representative (company unknown) before the war. Called into service in 1916, he served on the Italian front throughout the war before being taken prisoner in mid-1918. Erhard died at Verona, Italy on 22 December 1918. His burial location is unknown. Patrouilleführer Erhard Klotz, K K L I R Nr 2. 22 December 1918…

'Victory or Death! The Italian Front and the Battle of Caporetto' by Dr Spencer Jones


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 ef…

A Farewell to the Army Service Corps: The story of 'another' Ernest on the Piave


Many of those with a passing interest in the First World War may be familiar with the semi-autobiographical account 'A Farewell to Arms' written by Ernest Hemingway which was first published in 1929. This tells the story of the activities of a soldier of the American Red Cross (in effect a thinly disguised Hemingway) on the Italian front in 1917-18…

The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front, 1915-1919 by Mark Thompson


This is a well crafted and thoroughly researched overview of Italian participation in The Great War. It details military events on the Italian Front from the opening of the war in May 1915 until the armistice and the main outlines of Italian politics, including character sketches of the principal military and civilian actors and the often ham-han…