Spent the weekend in Italy on the Asiago Plateau, where the dickens is that? I can hear you breath!  Well its in the lower part of the Dolomites and this was where in 1917 a British Army of about 6 Divisions was lifted from the Western Front and sent to Italy to help them in their war against the Austrians. Asigao is about 4,000 feet up and this picture shows an Alpine scenery which looks very peaceful. In 1918 a fierce battle took place and I was ferreting around so I could conduct a battlefield tour for the Yorkshire Regiment.  Three of their antecedent Battalions took part.  It was fascinating to research what was a sideshow of the Great War.  Although the sacrifice was considerably less many died in the campaign.  


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