Then he showed me one with some Italian words on it, I think a permission to go somewhere on the Piave front.
The sector on which the enemy gained most ground is on the Piave.
East of the Piave the enemy was yielding to Italian troops' pressure and the Italian troops were overcoming successive lines.
Again on November 17, 1917, the enemy attempted to get across the Piave.
At Longarone we breakfasted for the second time, and entered the narrow gorge of the Piave.
But the best stroke of luck on the Piave occurred in the Saletto sector.
The enemy then ascended higher up the Piave and built three massive bridges at Agenzia Trezze.
This town is some twenty miles west of the Piave and only a few miles across the Austro-Italian border.
Italy did this when, on the banks of Piave, she turned herPg 44 greatest disaster into her most glorious triumph.
On the lower Piave the Italian line held, except at one point, about twelve miles northwest of the mouth of the Piave.