Italy: Photo display captures sites of the Alpine war

Posted on on 26 February 2015
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An exhibition of photos focussing on landmarks of the Alpine front between Italy and Austria-Hungary can be seen at the Italian War History Museum in Rovereto.  

It's the first in a series of centenary photography exhibitions taking place at the Museum under the title of 'Views of the First World War.'

May 23rd 2015 will mark the 100th anniversary of Italy's declaration of war on the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Photographer Fabio Pasini has visited the symbolic sites of this mountainous conflict, particularly those in the Dolomites. 

They include the 'Road of 52 Tunnels,' hailed as a masterpiece of military engineering. It was dug as a supply trail by the Italian Army in 1917 to the summit of the Pasubio massif, scene of the harshest fighting.

The Museum highlights Pasini's use of a simple pinhole camera to capture the dramatic landscapes: "wild and wonderful places, as enchanting today as they have always been. Yet, a century ago they became the site of terrible atrocities." 

Fabio Pasini's exhibition 'Waiting. On the Dolomite Front of the First World War' is at Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra (Italian War History Museum) until April 19th 2015. The Museum is housed in Rovereto Castle, Trentino Province.

Information & images: Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra

Posted by: Peter Alhadeff, Centenary News