Monte Santo, Fiume Torre, Udine

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One of many chestnut trees on Monte Santo near Gorizia (as described in Ch. 1).

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One of the Austrian tunnels dug into Monte Santo for defense. Similar tunnels honeycombed Monte San Gabriele.

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I believe the pock marks on the side of this building were from gunfire during the battle for Monte Santo.

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Carving on a stone atop Monte Santo by Italian soldiers when they captured the mountain during the 11th Battle of the Isonzo in August 1917. In English, the carving reads: “Hurray! Red on top of this mountain. It is the dawn.”

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Another stone carved by conquering Italians atop Monte Santo. Translation: “To the infantrymen of Italy. The name of the mountain was an omen and command of the miracle to be accomplished.”

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Standing on the dry bed of the Fiume Torre near Buttrio, looking north toward the railroad bridge crossed by Frederic Henry and his men during the Caporetto Retreat.

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The Udine town square on a very hot day, with temperatures in high 90s.

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