THE BRITISH ARMY IN ITALY 1917-1918
Re-issue of 1998 edition.
In October 1917 French and British troops were sent to Italy after a German-Austrian army broke through the Italian front at Caporetto and began an advance almost to the gates of Venice. These forces played a notable part, initially in a reserve and support role during the Italian defense of the Piave in 1917, then in the defeat of the Austrian June Offensive, and finally in the totally defeat of the Austrian Army in October 1918. British divisions formed the spearhead of the final drive across the Piave River leading to the total defeat of the Austrian Army.
Describes how the Joint Force came to be sent, the sometimes acrimonious discussions between the Allies, the actions involved, and the varied events which led to some later disillusionment in the Italian political scene. Includes 16 pages of b/w plates.
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Updated as of 5/26/2022ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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