The First World War battlefields of the Italian Front around Kobarid (Caporetto) in Slovenia still bear remarkable evidence of the bitter fighting of 1915 – 1917. The positions were captured in the Battle of Caporetto, or Twelfth Battle of the Isonzo, which opened on 24 October 1917. The German troops reinforced the Austro-Hungarians and, using gas warfare and newly-developed infiltration tactics, achieved an astonishingly rapid advance along the mountain ranges.
Battlefield museum on the Kolovrat mountain range. These positions were outflanked and surrounded by the rapid advance of Rommel and the Württemberg Mountain Battalion on the opening day of the Battle of Caporetto.
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