Italian Army | Operation Wintergewitter | Gothic Line – v 3.0

Italian Army | Operation Wintergewitter | Gothic Line

Thanks to Bill McKibbon in Canada, an extremely interesting video has just resurfaced featuring an interview with Artillery LT Cesare Fiaschi of the Italian Monterosa Alpine Division who takes us through his memories of Operation Winter Storm with special mention of Barga and Sommocolonia.

Axis last counter attack in WW2.

The 4th Alpine Division “Monterosa” (Italian: 4ª Divisione alpina “Monterosa”) was one of four divisions raised by Mussolini’s Italian Social Republic. It existed from 1 January 1944 until 28 April 1945.

Monterosa is Italian taken from the name of the Monte Rosa, a mountain massif in the eastern part of the Pennine Alps, between Italy’s and Switzerland’s. Monte Rosa is the second highest mountain in the Alps and western Europe, after Mont Blanc.

The division was manned by Alpini troops, which were the mountain troops of the Kingdom of Italy, and later the Italian Republic.


“Grazie a Bill McKibbon in Canada, è appena riemerso un video estremamente interessante che presenta un’intervista con il Tenente di Artiglieria Cesare Fiaschi della Divisione Alpina Monterosa italiana, che ci porta attraverso i suoi ricordi dell’Operazione Winter Storm, con una menzione speciale di Barga e Sommocolonia.

L’ultima controffensiva dell’Axis nella Seconda Guerra Mondiale.”