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Field Marshal Rodolfo Graziani

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Found guilty in 1948, Rodolfo Graziani was sentenced to 19 years in prison for collaboration with the Germans. However on 1950 he was released.

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Italian Army of 1940: Facilitator or Victim of Mussolini’s Failed War Strategy? Part Two

Mussolini reviewing troops

In the early 1920s the worldwide reputation of the Italian Army was in good standing, and it was considered as modern an army as there was.

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The Dismantling of the ltalian East African Empire

Sellassie's return to Ethiopia on a Vickers Valentia.  Image: Imperial War museum

The Battle of Agordat lasted three days from 28th January and was fought by both sides with vigor and was in the end won by the 4th Indian Division after the timely arrival of four Matilda infantry tanks which the Italians could not counter.

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Prewar Years

King Zog and Ciano

Mussolini was well aware that Chancellor Dollfuss was murdered by Nazi operatives. He then made two bold steps. He ordered Italian troops mobilized on the Austrian border and sent a wire telegram to Austria promising Italy’s help in the defense of her independence.

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