In Libya, the Italian military forces were organized under the Comando Superiore Forze Armate Africa Settentrionale (A.S).
The true question when searching to elucidate the performance of the Italian military, one that is scarcely discussed, is if it’s state of disorder was the cause or the effect of the nation’s ruination. In other words, did the uneven military performance cause the collapse of the nation, or was it merely the expression of a society and government that was already teetering on the precipice of implosion?
This manual explains and illustrates the Italian military map symbols used during World War Two.
These NARA files contain a wide variety of documents covering the Italian Armed Force from 1939-43.