We learn as children that the Great War left millions of dead in a carnage that – fortunately – has had no equal. But not everybody is aware of the fact that nowadays air pollution causes about seven million deaths a year in the world, nearly the same number as World War I. And few seem genuinely worried by this. This is one of the reason why in summer 2014, the mountaineers of the Ta-Pum expedition decided to walk more than two thousand kilometres, climbing over 90,000 metres in total, from the Stelvio to the Adriatic sea. If one wanted to experience the same itinerary, one could leave from Sacrario di Redipuglia, the infamous war memorial in Friuli, to then cross the four main fronts of the war, taking via ferratas, walking past memorials, cemeteries and forts, but above all enjoying the summits and the most beautiful parts of the eastern Alps.
CAPRONI IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR
Rosario Abate - Giorgio Apostolo
The most significant milestones in the development of Italian bomber aircraft, a celebration of Gianni Caproni, the foresighted constructor of those early wings, synonymous with "strategic bombing".
The complete history of this complex all-Italian aircraft from the design phase to the completion of the prototype, from the results of the first test flights until acceptance by the military administration, continuing later with the demanding phase of national production and concluding with the operational service of the various versions.
The expedition will be divided into more than 60 stages, as it "connects the places whose history is linked to the most significant moments of the First World War".
From the Stelvio to the sea, 1.500 kilometers, the stages of memory.
ALTO GARDA-"The way of memory: more than 1500 km from the Stelvio to the sea," is the title of the project of "Ta Pum" on the occasion of the centenary of the Great War.
A project born to know and understand the story through the promotion of a "path of memory" in places, from the Stelvio to the sea, scenery of the first great tragedy that last Millennium saw unfortunately protagonist 1914-1918.