It was 1964. Isaia, a young Lieutenant of the Alpini, is also an amateur photographer: he has recently purchased the legendary Leica M2 and so, supported by an irreducible passion, he begins to document the life of the Alpini from his first entry into the barracks, passing through the various trainings, the winter and summer camps, up to the leave and the meetings of the A.N.A. Only after finishing his military service, he realizes that he has collected an interesting documentation and, to complete it, despite having finished his first appointment service, he applies to be recalled to the alpine world.
Fixing the essential, what only a Alpino can see by observing other Alpini, offers anyone, not only the black pens, the opportunity to enter through the images the singular all-male experience of military service and that of the Alpini in particular .
More than fifty years later, these images also take on a historical value, confirming the great potential of documentation.
The photographic volume Noi Alpini (Mursia editore) was published for the first time in 1968, then reprinted in five editions, with a preface and captions by Giulio Bedeschi, author of the best-seller One hundred thousand mess tins of ice.
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