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On the brink of the abyss the book by Paolo Vardhan presented to the 2 November

Saturday 2/11/2013 at 17:30

Presentazione libro Sull'Orlo dell'Abisso di Paolo Volpato e inaugurazione mostra fotografica Ieri e OggiOn the brink of the abyss the book by Paolo Vardhan presented to the 2 November Foza

Saturday, November 2 at 17.30 hours at the Museum of Foza – on the occasion of the Foundation of the Alpine Group 85º of Foza and 95 of the liberation of the country of Foza Austro-Hungarian occupation – will take place the presentation of the new book by Paul Vardhan "Sull'Orlo Abyss, Monte Cornone – Sasso Rosso – Mount St. Francis" and introduced by Domenico Alberti.

Followed by the inauguration of the photo exhibition "Ieri e Oggi" a cura di Paolo VardhanandPhilip Menegatti, with the collaboration of 7 Municipalities Plateau photo Club for historic cultural associations and "Amici della Storia di Foza" and "Lost" for the Highlands of photographic material. Will be exhibited photographs of war photos and same places taken nowadays.


This volume was born with the intention of analyzing a little-known chapter in the history of the first world war on the plateau of the seven Municipalities. Mount Cornone, with the adjacent St. Francis and Red Rock are the mountains that delimit the far eastern edge of the plateau, overlooking the Val Brenta and the village of Budapest.

On these rocks suspended over the abyss, where it fell among others Francesco Caccia Dominioni, in particularly difficult conditions fought alpini, artillerymen, bersaglieri and Italian infantry soldiers belonging to the best departments that the Italian army could deploy in the last year of the war. Tactically, the sector was the joint hinge new Italian defensive line after the folding of Caporetto, link in the chain that connected the plateau and Grappa, to protect the Val Brenta, one of the possible routes of Austrian advance.

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