This video makes me cringe so much. That was truly a slaughter of masses more than a war, expecially if you look at it by the italian side. Living less than 100 km from the old front means to live in a place where the memory is strong, vivid. And all those who had speak, who had wrote, who let some words for the upcoming generations said the same thing: "we were nothing more than cannon fodder. We had to choose if to die for enemie's gunfire or shot in the head from our officer's pistol, decimated. There was no excape"
Also, Italian's officers were not too interested in the loss of soldiers lives. They would just keep calling for reinforcements if they needed. Soldiers were like mechanical pieces you can change just ringing a bell and asking for another one. It happened several times that sub officers (who were the only ones among the soldiers that known the attack orders) committed suicide exposing themselves to enemy fire just to stop a particularly dangerous attack and save their platoon.
I never fought a war, I never joined the army. I undersand the needing of an army, the cruelty of war. But I heard my grandad and many other grandads speaking about their dads memories. Some of that tales still haunt my nightmares today. And more widely, all those happenings from Trento to Trieste still cringe me today.