Saturday, 23 May 2015

The Cardona Line

I'm always looking out for anything military while on holiday and yet again I found another part of the Cardona Line, which was built across northern Italy in 1915-18 as insurance against a German invasion through Switzerland! Here it was running west from Lake Maggiore blocking the Ossola valley.

A barracks nearly hidden by vegetation.

A magazine built into the mountain just below the top of Mont Orfano where the guns were planned to be positioned

An information board giving some details

Evidence of another conflict of which I know very little, a memorial to the the short lived partisan republic in 1944, they also made use of the fortifications.

1 comment:

João Peixoto said...

War and military stuff never stops to surprise us. But we don't mind, right? :)