Caporetto has been avenged, the Austrians were thrown back across the Little Piave, and brought to their knees.
Italy had lost half Venetia and enormous quantities of guns in the breach of her defences at Caporetto.
Lastly, invaded Italy was only just recovering from the disaster at Caporetto.
The Caporetto disaster would have broken the hearts and annihilated the resistance of a less courageous people than the Italians.
Some faithful foreigners were praising Italy—and she deserved it—for having persevered at all after Caporetto.
I have heard it said by critics of Italy that the retreat from Caporetto showed the lack of courage of the Italian soldier.
The crushing defeat of Italy at Caporetto afforded them further grounds for confidence.