The battle to gain control over Mount Lagazuoi in the heart of the Italian Dolomites was one of the most extraordinary campaigns during the First World War. The mountain top, similar to a fortress, had been turned into a garrison of the Austro-Hungarian army, whereas the Italians had found shelter below a rock projection. The Italians had decided to dig a tunnel in the mountains to come out right below the Austrian stronghold, fill the tunnel with explosive and blow up the enemy. But, at the same time, the Austrians were also digging a tunnel with the intention of making the rock projection fall over the Italian camp and crush them all. While the soldiers were fighting on the windy and cold stricken peak, sometimes at very close range, both armies were secretly organizing massive logistic missions on both flanks of the mountain. Small parties of soldiers of both armies launched attacks from the promontories and rock projections, achieving unbelievable feats, climbing up to inaccessible parts and letting themselves down steep walls carrying grenades and bombs. Most of these men had never been in the Alps before the war; they were ignorant peasants coming from the Italian countryside, totally unprepared to fight a war in the harsh mountain climate.