The bulk of this rearguard crossed the same evening, and only a small bridgehead was held at Latisana.
The French battalion rushes to the bridgehead, spikes the guns, and the bridge is taken!
From the mouth of the river, and a small bridgehead was established in the loop formed by the curving stream.
The bridgehead itself was strong, as it did not form a salient, the Austrian line running nearly due N.
At the battle of Caporetto, Badoglio commanded the same corps, the left wing of which was broken by Otto von Below's attack from the Tolmino bridgehead.
The bridgehead was well protected by these flanking bastions, and for this reason it made an excellent point of departure for an attack.
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.
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.
What of the bridge and its celebrated bridgehead and Prince Auersperg?