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Photo: Unknown Italian Army Unit Circa Early 1940s

By G. Jack Urso

In the upper right-hand corner of the photo above, standing alone and circled in red, is my grandfather Sebastiano Mario Sartorio who served in the Italian army during the Spanish Civil War and in North Africa, where he was captured by the allies in 1943 and sat out the rest of the war in a P.O.W. 175 more words

World War II

24/5/1915 Italy's war with Austria-Hungary begins

Italy declared war on Austria-Hungary yesterday with the war officially beginning at midnight. If the more bellicose members of the Italian public were expecting a rapid march to victory they are soon mistaken. 212 more words


The orders

Saturday was my lucky day. I had found in a flea market the grater I wrote about yesterday, but I was able to find by another reseller some very interesting paper documents, mainly about war in Italy, to be more precise written by the “ 30 more words


The Italian “carré militaire” of Guillotière cemetery, Lyon (part 2)

Another post dedicated to the Italian section of Lyon’s Cimetière de la Guillotière. After yesterday’s memorial, here are some views of the crosses of the graves; 68 placed in two rows all around the memorial. 40 more words


The Italian "carré militaire" of Guillotière cemetery, Lyon (part 1)

Thanks to an unplanned journey in France during the last week-end, I had the opportunity to visit Guillotière cemetery in Lyon (France), I know that about 68 Italian soldiers were buried there. 151 more words


Assault of Arditi

I’ve just realized that only 3 of my 1,300 posts published until now were linked in some way with the Arditi, the famous elite Italian soldiers. 36 more words


Fatiche di guerra (again)

And about three years after my first post about the fatiche di guerra” distinction, established by royal decree number 641 of 21 May 1916 and circular #29450, dated 17 September 1917 (this distinction was given to soldiers who had spent 1 year in the War zone), here’s another picture of the diploma. 60 more words