This photograph is of Vittorio Emanuele III (1869-1947), King of Italy from 1900 to 1946. He was so often at the frontline in war zones that he was known as the soldier king.
The image appeared in a publication by the Dante Alighieri Society, founded in 1889 to protect and promote the Italian language and culture around the world.
Vittorio Emanuele III, re d'talia, era costantemente al fronte si trasferì nelle zone di guerra e da ciò nacque per lui la definizione di "re soldato".
La Società Dante Alighieri nacque nel 1889 con lo scopo di tutelare e diffondere la lingua e la cultura italiana nel mondo.
- Article by:
- Vanda Wilcox
- Life as a soldier
Assistant Professor Vanda Wilcox examines mountain warfare in World War One, experienced by 80% of the Italian Front, where the harsh weather and uneven terrain made warfare extremely challenging.