The war on the Italian Front was also called the white war, guerra bianca, because it was fought in snow-covered mountains, where a special artillery was used.
Mountain artillery had to accompany and assist the infantry, at all costs. This was especially important in terrain that was difficult to reach. The mountain artillery had the skills to find cover more easily, to take advantage of all irregularities of the terrain and to travel unnoticed into enemy territory. By using small arms even hand-held weapons it presented a smaller target to the enemy.
To be successful in these conditions took an extraordinary amount of bravery and inventiveness in addition to receiving accurate tactical instructions.
The mountain artillery had to know how to move quickly in and out of position, and how to fire rapidly and with accuracy, combining the highest quality manoeuvres with the most accurate shooting.