From the genesis of the Corps to the Great War, from the Russian campaign to liberation, from reconstruction to the emergency front: “We Alpini are always there” by Mario Rizzoli (Rizzoli) is a story in images of the Alpine troops of yesterday and today. The book traces the decisive moments of 150 years of history, starting from the Foundation of the Body, which took place in Naples in 1872 up to the present day. “Yet – reads the presentation – it is not and does not want to be a ‘story of the Alpine troops’, but a family album of the men and women who wore and wear that hat, who made it a symbol of identity and belonging. Embellished with unpublished photos and unmissable images, these pages are the official story of the most loved and recognized military corps, of a ‘better youth of our mountains’ which, as the crowded gatherings remind us, still embodies the most authentic values of our community “. Renna, an Army officer who has been wearing the hat with the pen and the Genius insignia for Alpine troops for more than 25 years, tells of the commitment of the Alpine troops to Italy on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Alpine Army Troops. Through images, contributions, facts and anecdotes “it is the simple homage to one of the most famous and loved bodies, made by an Alpine man who has proudly worn a hat with a pen for over twenty-five years”, is emphasized in the introduction.
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