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Asiago (ePub)


Military > Battlefield Guidebooks WWI > Battles & Campaigns > Italy

By Francis Mackay
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Series: Battleground: WWI
File Size: 32.1 MB (.epub)
Pages: 160
Illustrations: 100 black and white
ISBN: 9781473811980
Published: 7th March 2000


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A battlefield guide to the scene of an Austro-Hungarian attack on the British Corps sector of the Allied front line on the Asiago Plateau, forty miles north of Venice in Northern Italy, on 15/16 June 1918. This comprehensive and attractive guidebook describes the terrain, the forces involved and the fighting, including the action leading to the award of two VCs.

This, extensive and influential series, for the battlefield visitor provides an enormous breadth and depth on various theatres of war. This edition on Asiago, which was part of the Italian campaign, will be of huge interest to anyone who had relatives in this particular theatre of the Great War, or indeed anyone who wishes to explore this particular battlefield. As made clear by the series editor, ‘the contrast between the rolling countryside of the Somme and around Cambrai and the flatlands of Flanders and that of this northern Italian mountainous region could not be much greater. Different countryside and a different foe meant different fighting methods….’

Jon Sandison

This is an interesting account of a long-forgotten campaign.

Medal News, October 2018 – reviewed by Allan Stanistreet

This battlefield guide forms part of Pen & Sword's very popular and highly useful 'Battleground' series, which serves visitors to the many battlefields extremely well by combining well researched, well written historical material with an excellent guidebook of the area.

Excellent guide. 10/10

The Great War Magazine, January 2017

Throughout the book there are plenty of archive photos and maps, along with a good selection of modern pictures which illustrate what you can see there today. These include some of the mule tracks which remain in place, along with some of the dugouts and trenches that were burrowed into the rock, and equally are still there to be seen. Annotated maps and diagrams help to understand what you can see and relating it to the history of what happened there all those years ago. There are plenty of details of memorials and the cemeteries which you can visit while there, so plenty of very useful touring information for the battlefield visitor.

Just the thing to have with you if you visit the area today.

Read the full review online here.

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