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Order of Battle Royal Hellenic Army – Oct 1940

By Jeffrey W.S. Leser and Dimitrios Papadopoulos (???????? ????????????) This is a working document. It is not complete. I will be making changes/adding new materials as I can. If you have information to share, please post in the thread in the Comando Supremo forum. 1st Army Corps: II Infantry Division (Atena) 1st, 3rd, 34th Infantry […]

Italian Folgore at El Alamein: Unbreakable

Folgore on patrol

The Folgore has often received praise and admiration for the bravery they displayed during the fighting at El Alamein.

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Regio Esercito, Conflict Between Theories of Employment

The Italian armed forces were faced with a conflict between theories of employment. They had historically been structured for deployment in the mountainous terrain found in Italy and her immediate neighbors. These forces were forced to adapt themselves to a colonial role, and, even more conflicting, to the “War of Rapid Decision.”

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Cannone da 75/32 Modello 37

Cannone da 75/32 Modello 37

The new gun was an Ansaldo design. It was a good, sound and modern idea that was intended from the outset for powered traction. It had a long barrel refitted for a muzzle brake and had a high enough muzzle velocity that it could be usefully employed on occasion as an anti-tank weapon

Cannone da 75/18 Modello 37

Cannone da 75/18 Modello 37

The Italian firm of Ansaldo undertook to produce a new mountain howitzer design. By 1934 this had emerged as the Obice da 75/18 modello 34, a sound and thoroughly useful little howitzer that was intended for the mountain role and could thus be broken down into eight loads for transport.