National Geographic : 1943 Dec
Over the Alps to Brenner Pass Staff Photographer B. Anthony Stewart Austrian Yesterday, Italian Today-What Will the South Tyrol Be Tomorrow? Granny and girls stroll in peaceful little Scena, a village near Merano in the territory awarded to Italy in 1919 (map, pp. 708-9). The hour was 3:49 by the church clock; the month was August, 1939. In 1943 defeated Italy abandoned sway here and Germany seized the strategic passes. Now American and British armies, driving north, pose this problem for the peace table: Who will get the Tyrol, half in Italy, half in Nazi Germany?