Mark Collins – Who Was the Worse WW I General, Austria-Hungary vs Italy Section?

K.u.k wins this one–at p. 280 of John Schindler’s new book Fall of the Double Eagle: The Battle for Galicia and the Demise of Austria-Hungary:


…[in May 2015] Luigi Cardona, the Italian Generalissimo [more here], believed he could reach Ljubljana [now the capital of Slovenia] and perhaps even Vienna once he crossed the Isonzo and the mountains behind.  But he was a callous incompetent who made Conrad [von Hötzendorf] look like Napoleon, and Cardona’s four major offensives on the Isonzo in 1915 made hardly any progress, at the cost of hundreds of thousands of casualties…

An earlier book on that front by Mr Schindler: Isonzo: The Forgotten Sacrifice of the Great War.  And an anthem:


Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute; he tweets @Mark3Ds
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