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Italian Invasion Of Greece 1940-41: Part One

The Julia Alpini Division on the march into battle.

The Italian invasion of Greece was made in such an unfathomably rushed and off-handed manner and based on little more than anger, greed, poor assumptions, and ignorance.

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Magliana, Monterotondo, and Porta San Paolo: The Bloody Battles in Defense of Rome

Marshal Badoglio. Picture courtesy of Britannica.com

The fiercest fighting that would occur between the Italian and German forces took place in the defense of Rome, particularly to the south.

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Letter from Commander in Chief of Allied Forces to Head of Italian Government

The terms of the armistice to which we have just appended our signatures are supplementary to the short military armistice signed by your representative and mine on September 3rd, 1943. They are based upon the situation obtaining prior to the cessation of hostilities.

Military armistice signed at Fairfield Camp, Sicily, September 3, 1943

Italian military armistice signed at Fairfield Camp, Sicily, September 3, 1943. Immediate transfer of the Italian Fleet and Italian aircraft to such points as may be designated by the Allied Commander in Chief, with details of disarmament to be prescribed by him.

Armistice – Instrument of Surrender I

Instrument of surrender signed at Malta September 29, 1943; letter from Commander in Chief of Allied Forces to Head of Italian Government September 29, 1943

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