Excerpt from The Great World War, Vol. 5: A History
Cadore region, which is in the north east corner of Italy, was increased. In the high valleys from Cordevole to the Padola the attack was pressed; the whole region of Ampezzo fell into Italian hands in July; and a strong foo... thold was obtained on the mountain ranges which descend from the Col di Lana towards Agai and Pieve di Livinallongo. This campaign in the north-eastern corner was typical of the warfare waged along the long ff'ontier of the Trentino wedge. The results may appear small when estimated in terms of mountain heights and little known mountain towns; but the rough ground, the serious obstacles prepared by the enemy, and the tenacious re sistance offéred by the Austrians, who in this region were the pick of their mountain troops, made the achieve ment extraordinary. Through August the Italian pressure in these heights went on without slackening; in Sep tember the strong position of Mount Coston was taken; and through Octo ber and November, in the face of an intensifying severity of weather, some very strong positions on the Col di Lana, and the mountain ranges which stretch from the Sasso di Rezzodi to Ornolla, were conquered after a severe struggle.
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