He gives us some excellent looks at the respective armies their equipment organization and evolution through the war and at their commanders caporetto and the isonzo campaign 1915 1918 is certainly the best short account of the campaign an useful for anyone looking for a quick introduction strategypage. Although as macdonald himself notes there are far more detailed and scholarly treatments of these battles and the larger war between austria hungary and italy such as mark thompsons the white war or john schindlers isonzo caporetto and the isonzo campaign 1915 1918 is certainly the best short account of the campaign an useful for . The campaign was fought in the most appalling terrain for combat with horrendous casualties on both sides often exceeding those of the more famous battles of the great war from may 1915 to october 1917 the armies of italy and the austro hungarian empire were locked into a series of twelve battles along the river isonzo a sixty mile front . The battles of the isonzo known as the isonzo front by historians slovene soka fronta were a series of 12 battles between the austro hungarian and italian armies in world war i mostly on the territory of present day slovenia and the remainder in italy along the isonzo river on the eastern sector of the italian front between june 1915 and november 1917. But it is the front line experience of the common soldiers on both sides that is most powerfully portrayedcaporetto and the isonzo campaign gives a fascinating insight into a conflict that was a pivotal moment in the history of italy austria and the balkans
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