Melting glaciers in the Alps reveals men forgotten from WW1

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    Retreating ice in the Alps sheds new light on high-altitude battle in World War I. Now, a century later, the warming world is revealing the buried past, as relics and corpses are melting free of their icy tombs.

    Italian and Austro-Hungarian troops clashed at altitudes up to 12,000 feet (3,600 meters) with temperatures as low as -22°F in the Guerra Bianca, or White War, named for its wintry theater. Never before had battles been waged on such towering peaks or in such frigid conditions. Thousands of soldiers were killed in avalanches.

    More than a million soldiers from both sides were killed on the Italian front, which ranged across more than 400 miles with battles lasting almost the entire length of the First World War.

    The long fight, much of it in the high mountains where extreme blizzards could send temperatures dropping to minus 30 degrees celsius, was between Italian forces and those of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.




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    One body yet to be found is that of Captain Arnaldo Berni, 24 (right), who led Italian troops on the 3,678m peak of San Matteo in August 1918. The war would drag on until a final victory in October.


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    Incredible.
    I'm just relearning the ww1 story. Fascinating stuff
     
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    Fascinating stuff. Never knew they fought in the Alps.
     
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    Jinx.
     
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    Soooo in the early 1900s the glaciers were as low as they are today? Global warming? Maybe for the last 89 years we should have been concerned we had too much ice on the glaciers.

    Cool stuff nonetheless!
     
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    Thank you Al Gore.
     
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    Whoa that is some super cool shit. To think that stuff has... HEY, you are laser tits again!?!?!?!?
     
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    Why does Jesus give so much to a vomit like Kim Kardashian, while some other poor bastard lived just long enough to drag a fucking cannon up a frozen mountain before getting his balls shot off and dying in a ditch, only to be gawked at a century later. ​
     
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    Cool pictures though.
     
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    Another winner, LT! :lo5:
     
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    Jesus don't care a damn about the Kardashians. America's youth does. :c
     
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    :spit: Why does who??
     
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    You hit another Home Run my Friend..Great stuff as always.
     
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    Shame how it is a forgotten war, it really is something to be learned
     
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    Post of the month! Well said! :)
     
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    just watched john stossels green tyranny. it explains the whole environmental religous scam.
     
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    "The war to end all wars"
    It really was light years ahead of the pervious wars in terms of scope and artillery
     
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