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Q: Italian occupation World war II ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Italian occupation World war II
Category: Reference, Education and News > Teaching and Research
Asked by: allegra-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 16 Oct 2003 19:21 PDT
Expires: 15 Nov 2003 18:21 PST
Question ID: 267098
During World War II, who was the Italian commander in charge of his
country's occupation of the eight departments west of the Rhone?  In
what French city did he make his headquarters?
Subject: Re: Italian occupation World war II
Answered By: hlabadie-ga on 17 Oct 2003 04:44 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
According to this page, General Mario Vercellino commanded from Sospello (Liguria).

Italian 4th Army OB 8 September 1943

Italian Generals 1939-1945 S-Z

"Vercellino, General Mario (1879- ? ):
40     : General Officer Commanding 6th Army
40     : General Officer Commanding 4th Army, France
40-41: General Officer Commanding 9th Army, Greece
41     : Aide-de-Camp to the King
41-43: General Officer Commanding 4th Army, France"

General Guzzoni commanded during the invasion.

Italian Invasion of France, 1940



allegra-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $25.00
A five-star-general answer for a difficult military question!  Thank you.

Subject: Re: Italian occupation World war II
From: hlabadie-ga on 17 Oct 2003 07:09 PDT
Thank you for the very generous tip and the rating.

Subject: Re: Italian occupation World war II
From: allegra-ga on 17 Oct 2003 17:38 PDT
You are most welcome!  The only thing that may disappoint my associate
(who requested my assistance in conducting electronic research, with
which he is less comfortable) is that he was certain the commander's
HQ was in France.  However, your response indicates an Italian venue
(Liguria).  Shall I tell him that there definitely was not a French HQ
for the Italian command over the 8 departments east of the Rhone?

Thanks again!

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