Month: March 2019

Ticinesi in Russia, 1812

An important chapter of Insubrica, which we have already mentioned in the past (see Mainoni butcher of Stans), is the Swiss army that fought for Napoleon’s campaigns. It is an important chapter, that saw many Ticinesi perishing for Napoleon, particularly in his 1812 campaign against Russia. The constant campaigning of […]

More details on Chavez first Alpine flight 23.9.1910

Insubrica Historica has already reported the formidable and unlucky adventure of Jorge Chavez, the French-Peruvian pilot that successfully managed to cross the Alps, flying from Brig/Wallis to Domodossola/Italy. We have recently come across to an old newspaper article published by The Guardian and The Observer on Sept. 24, 1910, entitled “Flight […]