As a nation state, Italy has emerged only in 1871. Until then the country was politically divided into a large number of independant cities, provinces and islands. The currently available evidences point out to a dominant Etruscan, Greek and Roman cultural influence on today's Italians.
I am seeking some detailed biographical data on General Roberto Brusati (abt 1850-1935). I have found some references to him in WW! literature. For a time he was in charge of the Italian First Army which did battle in Asiago and later was removed from command. I am interested in his life, his family, his military history and if he was ever stationed in Southern Italy, especially the Calabria area.. I am following up on some information verbally given to my father when he was 16 which I have discounted until recently.