These attacks proved so successful, that King Victor Emmanuel knighted the ‘Black Prince’. Borghese eventually departed his beloved Scire, and began to concentrate on a human torpedo attack of New York City. This plan almost materialized, if not for the Italian armistice.
Cavallero became Chief of General Staff on 6 December 1940, after the resigning of Field Marshal Badoglio due to his disappointing command of the war. He also became Commander of Italian Forces fighting against Greece on 30 December 1940. Thanks to his organizational ability, he rationalized the situation and stopped the Greek counter-offensive in January 1941.
Amedeo graduated from the Academy of Infantry and Cavalry of Modena in 1930 and began his career in the Regio Esercito Italiano. He was one of the greatest cavalryman of his time, both in civil and military fields. Still, as of the date of this writing, Amedeo rides his beloved thoroughbreds in Ireland at the age of 92.