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Question re Italian division

Discussion in 'Italy, Sicily & Greece' started by shirelle, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. shirelle

    shirelle New Member

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    Hi, I'm writing a book about Italy during WWII. Just found a source saying that Italy sent 24 divisions to Yugoslavia.
    Can anyone tell me how many soldiers that would be?
    I.e. how many people in each division of the WW2 Italian military?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Carronade

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    24 sounds like a lot to Yugoslavia.....does it mean they rotated 24 different divisions at different times??
     
  4. Carronade

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    This wiki article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axis_order_of_battle_for_the_invasion_of_Yugoslavia lists 19 German and 22 Italian divisions plus numerous smaller and supporting units. Related articles credit the Yugoslavs with 33 divisions, not all full strength, and the Greeks around 20, plus the British Empire contingent.

    Most Italian divisions had only two line regiments, vice three in most other armies, which inflates their division numbers a bit.
     
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    I'm surprised....
     

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