'High Wire: Travels Along the Italian Front' with Tom Isitt
20 Apr

Author and historian Tom Isitt gave us a wonderful talk in April of last year, 'Riding in the Zone Rouge: The Tour of the Battlefields 1919' and he returns this month with another fascinating tour, this time of the Italian Front, from 'the howling wilderness' of the Isonzo battlefields to the soaring peaks of the Dolomites. He presents a WW1 that most people have never seen, a vertical war in snow and ice, where death was more likely to come from an avalanche than from an enemy bullet.
Tom travelled the length of the front, from Trieste to the Swiss border, at times walking in the footsteps of the five British divisions that fought there in 1918, to explore some of the most complete and untouched battlefields of the war, where howitzers still sit on mountaintops 100 years on.


Walthamstow Cricket Tennis & Squash Club, 48a Greenway Ave, London. E17 3QN
20 Apr 2023 19:30