The author is a journalist from Trieste, Italy. He is visiting Redipuglia, a neighboring memorial to the fallen soldiers in the WWI, describing the absence of names from Trieste. He takes us on a search from Austria to Eastern Europe to find out what happened to the young italian recruits who were called up to fight for the austrian emperor. We discover a region called Galizia under the austro hungarian empire. In total 400,000 died in the Carso during the WWI. The book is well written. Again I enjoyed the narrator even though he could not master the triestin dialect! It is interesting how the map changed after 1918.
It is a sad story, which the author needed to tell. He does praise the modern Austrian attempts to honor the many burial grounds of unknown soldiers of WWI, and the austrian authorities help in his endeavour.