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Seeing a different side of WWI

 

 

 

 

Over the past few weeks, I have been buried in a study of the Italian front during WWI working to complete my scripting for the newly redone CD's for World Empires, World Missions, World Wars. Sadly, the Italian Front is typically overlooked and we fail to honor the sacrifices made there. I have felt that it is important to cover this part of the story.  However, since there is little focus on this aspect of the war, finding resources can be a challenge!  Apart from Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms," there has been little for English-speakers about this significant theater in WWI—until the publication of this book in 2008.  The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front 1915-1919 by Mark Thompson. It is both fascinating and heart-breaking, not only in the actual events during war but also in the deep foundation it lays for Fascism.  It is deep, detailed, well-sourced, and startling.  Thompson is a British writer, who, among other things, worked for the UN in Croatia.  He does a remarkable job in bringing this side of the war to light.  If you have in interest in WWI, this is a good book to add to your reading list!