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The Resource The white war : life and death on the Italian front, 1915-1919, Mark Thompson

The white war : life and death on the Italian front, 1915-1919, Mark Thompson

Label
The white war : life and death on the Italian front, 1915-1919
Title
The white war
Title remainder
life and death on the Italian front, 1915-1919
Statement of responsibility
Mark Thompson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In May 1915, Italy declared war on the Habsburg Empire, hoping to seize its "lost" territories of Trieste and Tyrol. The result was one of the most hopeless and senseless wars of modern times. Nearly 700,000 Italians and perhaps half as many Austro-Hungarian troops were killed, with most of the deaths occurring on the bare, stony hills north of Trieste, and in the snows of the Dolomites. Outsiders who witnessed these battles were awestruck by the incredible difficulty of attacking on such terrain. To maintain discipline in the face of desperation and low morale, the Italian chief of general staff restored the Roman practice of decimation, executing random members of units that retreated or rebelled. Italy was plunged into chaos and, eventually, fascism. Some would say it has never recovered from the havoc of World War I." "Mark Thompson relates the saga of the Italian front. Not merely a history of the cruelty and destruction of battle, The White War tells the story of the nationalist frenzy that preceded the conflict, the poetry it inspired, the haunting landscapes and political intrigues, and the outsize personalities of the statesmen, generals, and writers who were drawn into the heart of the chaos."--Jacket
Summary
Describes the battles fought along the mountainous border lining Italy and Austria during World War I, including the role of the Allied forces, Italy's charismatic commanders, and how the war impacted Italy's political future
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307190
Cataloging source
SST
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thompson, Mark
Dewey number
940.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • Military campaigns
  • Italy, Northern
Target audience
adult
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life and death on the Italian front, 1915-1919
Label
The white war : life and death on the Italian front, 1915-1919, Mark Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2008 by Faber and Faber Limited"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-439) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "Italians! Go back!" -- A mania for expansion -- "We two alone" -- Free spirits -- Cadorna's clenched fist -- The solemn hour strikes -- A gift from heaven -- Walls of iron, clouds of fire -- Trento and Trieste! -- From position to attrition -- The dreaming barbarian -- Walking shapes of mud -- Year zero -- A necessary holocaust? -- The return blow -- Victory's peak -- Starlight from violence -- Whiteness -- Forging victory -- Not dying for the Fatherland -- The gospel of energy -- Into a cauldron -- Mystical sadism -- Another second of life -- The traitor of Carzano -- Caporetto: the flashing sword of vengeance -- Resurrection -- From victory to disaster -- End of the line -- Appendix: free from the Alps to the Adriatic
Control code
ocn729225880
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st paperback ed.
Extent
x, 454 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780465020379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)729225880
Label
The white war : life and death on the Italian front, 1915-1919, Mark Thompson
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2008 by Faber and Faber Limited"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-439) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "Italians! Go back!" -- A mania for expansion -- "We two alone" -- Free spirits -- Cadorna's clenched fist -- The solemn hour strikes -- A gift from heaven -- Walls of iron, clouds of fire -- Trento and Trieste! -- From position to attrition -- The dreaming barbarian -- Walking shapes of mud -- Year zero -- A necessary holocaust? -- The return blow -- Victory's peak -- Starlight from violence -- Whiteness -- Forging victory -- Not dying for the Fatherland -- The gospel of energy -- Into a cauldron -- Mystical sadism -- Another second of life -- The traitor of Carzano -- Caporetto: the flashing sword of vengeance -- Resurrection -- From victory to disaster -- End of the line -- Appendix: free from the Alps to the Adriatic
Control code
ocn729225880
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st paperback ed.
Extent
x, 454 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780465020379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)729225880

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