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Totensonntag – An Italian Account

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THE SUNDAY OF THE DEAD – LA DOMENICA DEI MORTI (DER TOTENSONNTAG) By Mario Montanari – from his book Le operazioni in Africa settentrionale vol II Tobruk (p. 489-503) Translated and annotated by Jeffrey W.S. Leser ——————————————————– For The Lutheran Church, Sunday, November 23, 1941 was the « Sunday of the Dead » (Totensonntag), dedicated […]

The Battle of Cape Matapan

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Despite the name Battle of Cape Matapan, the actual fighting was not on Cape Matapan but out to sea in several locations.

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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The Bologna Division: 19 November – 10 December, 1941

A Breda 20mm MG crew taking combat position under enemy fire. Photo Credit: ww2incolor.com

The Bologna Division had taken such losses in its attempt to contain the Tobruk garrison that a lesser commander might have called it quits.

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The Rise and Fall of Italian East Africa and the Battle of Keren

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The first phase of the Keren battle is characterized by the stubborn and brilliant Italian resistance on the Dongolaas ravine, and on the surrounding peaks and valleys.

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