Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Saturday, July 6, 2024

Map Series #26 Italian Progress on the Isonzo/Carso Sector

The battles of Isonzo represented Italy’s main offensive efforts against the Austro-Hungarian Empire during World War I. The 11 battles took place between 1915 and 1917 along the Isonzo River in northeastern Italy. The results were usually high losses on both sides without relevant strategic results. The strongest emphasis in the 11 battles was on advancing across the Carso Plateau, the gateway to Trieste. This map shows the pattern of advance for the Italian Army over two and a half years of campaigning. See our major article on the fighting on the Carso HERE.

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