The French battalion rushes to the bridgehead, spikes the guns, and the bridge is taken!
The bulk of this rearguard crossed the same evening, and only a small bridgehead was held at Latisana.
The bridgehead itself was strong, as it did not form a salient, the Austrian line running nearly due N.
He felt, in addition, that opposite the Tolmino bridgehead he had little room for defence, and he was anxious to anticipate the enemy's move by an attack N.E.
From the mouth of the river, and a small bridgehead was established in the loop formed by the curving stream.
The bridgehead was well protected by these flanking bastions, and for this reason it made an excellent point of departure for an attack.
31 the Duke of Aosta was able to inform Cadorna that all of his rearguard, with the exception of four brigades, who were holding a defensive bridgehead covering Madrisio, had passed the Tagliamento.