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The White War- Birth of the Blitzkrieg
Year: 2016
Run-Time: 1 x 52 min.

Directed by Robert Neumüller

ORF, RAI and wega Film
worldwide except for Italy

Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED) , German (SUB TITLE)
Format: 16:9

The White War- Birth of the Blitzkrieg

White War - Berge in Flammen

Every spring when the snow melts in the Dolomites, bodies emerge, still in the uniforms they died in 100 years ago, in this least known and most tragic of the Great War's conflicts. The White War between Italy and Austria cost a million lives in three years between 1915 and 1918. What started as mountain skirmishes between neighbours who didn't really want to fight, degenerated into wars of attrition, a Great Power struggling to ward off disintegration battling a young nation whose leaders were obsessed with glory. Wiping up opposition with the aid of the French, British and Americans, Italy fared no better. Within three years it was a fascist state under its dictator, Benito Mussolini.
This coproduction between ORF and RAI tells the story through diaries and personal accounts, with reenactments, archive footage and new documentary filming,in the spectacular original locations.

 

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