National Geographic : 1943 Dec
Small Boys Dutifully Hold the Scores for a Tyrol Band So effectively do mountains divide the Tyrolese that each little valley is almost a separate realm. German and Italian are spoken a few miles apart. Ladin, an ancient Latin dialect, still lingers. ©Heinz v.Perckhammer from European Tyrol Costume and Modern Dress Examine anItalian Uniform A veteran of Mussolini's campaigns returns tohisnative village inSarentina Valley near Bolzano. Although theregion speaks German, thebakery sign is in the official Italian. Even names onsome grave markers were Italianized.