They all had the face of the Christ,
in the livid halo of the helmet.
They all carried the mark of the torment
in the cross of the bayonet,
and in the pockets
the bread of the last supper,
and in the throat
the tears of the last goodbye.
(Poem found in the pocket of a soldier died in the Dolomites)
The chain of
Costabella, stretching from
Passo delle Selle to
Passo delle Cirelle, was the theatre of hardest combat between Italians and Austrians during the First World War.
The owner of the Refuge Passo delle Selle, always fond of the history of the Great War, has an immense constantly updated collection of documents and historical photos which he plans to collect in an historical museum of certain interest.