Monte Zugna 1915-1918

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Photo exhibition at the Italian Historical Museum of the war of Rovereto until 10/2/2016

The Zugna, mountain in Trentino separates Vallarsa from Vallagarina, was occupied by Italian troops since May 1915 and quickly equipped with roads, cableways and deposits, villages of barracks, gun emplacements, trenches and communication trenches, where they settled thousands of soldiers.

Exactly one year later, on this mountain – as on the Pasubio and on the Asiago plateau – austro-Hungarian offensive broke known as Strafexpedition.

The "Trincerone" of Zugna and passo Buole, for weeks, Austrian attacks followed violent and bloody, without however being able to overcome the Italian resistance.
After June 1916 the Zugna became a marginal sector. The two armies mutually controlled for two long years, inclán in backhanders and in limited clashes.
In the summer of 1916, in the North of the Massif, the Austrians, in their turn, they realized the logistics facilities and field fortifications necessary for the Organization of their forehead.

Even today, the paths that climb the slopes of the mountain, you come across the remnants of those artifacts, many of which are back visible thanks to significant restoration.

And along the road from Albaredo reaches the top of the mountain you can cross, led by information panels, the first lines of both armies and the no man's land, and recognize one of the most famous battlefields of the great war.

The images come from the photo archive of the Italian Historical Museum of war.


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