Having led battlefield tours to Western Europe, Gallipoli, Italy, and Slovenia, I can say that the most dramatic scenery can be found on the Italian Front. The Isonzo Sector, on both sides of a 60-mile leg of the Isonzo [today Soca] River involved the bulk of the fighting, featuring 11 Italian offensives and the German-Austrian victory in the Battle of Caporetto. Today we highlight the northern half of the sector, best known for the October 1917 Battle of Caporetto.
|The Italian Charnel House (Ossuary) at Kobarid (Formerly Caporetto)|
|An Austrian Position Overlooks the Northern Breakthrough |
Point for the Battle of Caporetto
|Higher Up There Was Continual Fighting, 1915–1917|
|Lt. Erwin Rommel's Unit Captured This Outpost on 25 October 1917|
|After the Breakthrough, German and Austrian Troops |
Advanced Down the River Toward Caporetto
|Austro-Hungarian Fort Kluze Held Out Throughout the War|
|Monument to Austrian and Bosnian Soldiers |
Overlooks the High Battlefields
|Chapel Constructed by Russian Prisoners of War|
|Italian Third-Line Position|
|Overlooking the Town of Tolmino, Launch Pad for the Southern Breakthrough |
During the Battle of Caporetto
Source: The photos were found at the website and Facebook pages of Pot Miru, the International Walk of Peace Foundation (Link).