ITALY: Avalanches; Senussi

Despite several days of storm and blizzard that had stopped trains, sent ships to port, at Bardonecchia (some eight miles from the French border) three companies of Alpine troops with jaunty eagle feathers in their hats and skis slung over their shoulders marched out of barracks for a practice ascent of Monte Galambra. Snowfall was so heavy that two companies turned back. The leading company, officered by a Major and two Captains, pushed through the blizzard, attained the summit. Halfway down they were forced to take shelter in a rest house, were...

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