My Own Private Journey - #2
Dolomites from Lagazuoi Mountain (Italy) - Holga - Rollei retro 400
30x30 FB Gelatin Silver Print - 49/50
Available with different sizes in limited numbers.
This overwhelming view has once been the set for one of the most gruesome battles in the history of mankind
On May 23rd 1915 the Italian Kingdom declared war to the Austrian- Hungarian Empire. The Italian army invade Cortina, after four centuries of the city belonging to the Hapsburg empire. The Austrian-Hungarian troops withdraw on Lagazuoi Mountain to try and defend Badia Valley and Pusteria. the two Army's trenches spread across the ridges
From that moment the Lagazuoi - 5 Torri became the set of a violent "high altitude" war. For several months Austrian and Italians would fight at -20° with all available means: bayonet charging, sudden ambushing, dangerous and lengthy crossing of unstable tunnels dug in the dolomite.
Today this is crow's kingdom, they twirl light in the sky at almost 3000 mt height. Underneath three War museums born from the cooperation between Austria and Italy.