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.
- 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.