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The Semovente da 75/34 is an Italian Self-Propelled Gun (SPG) developed in World War Two and saw limited action in Italy and the Balkans.

Reggiane Re.2002 Ariete is an Italian fighter-bomber first developed in 1940. It became operational in 1942 and was used in the defense of Sicily and Italy.

Fucile Mitragliatore Breda modello 30, or Breda 30, is an Italian light machine gun accepted into service by the Regio Esercito in 1930.

The Officine Di Villar Perosa - OVP M1918 submachine was a modifed double barrel OVP M1915 model from WWI. It functioned using two triggers firing 900 rpm.

The Fiat M14/41 was an improved version of the M13/40. Approximately 752 units were built between 1941 and 1942 and used in the Tunisian campaign.

All assumed Italo Balbo would one day replace Mussolini. He was a Quadrumvir in the March on Rome, modernized the Regia Aeronautica and Governor of Libya.

Book preview on Hope Hamilton's "Sacrifice on the Steppe: The Alpine Corps in the Stalingrad Campaign 1942-1943" regarding Italian actions in Russia.

Instrument of Surrender I signed at Malta September 29, 1943; letter from Commander in Chief of Allied Forces to Badoglio, Head of Italian Government.

Armistice with Italy came in 2 parts, known as the Short Terms and Long Terms. Both were prepared in advance by a British and American Commission.

Protocol signed at Brindisi, Italy, November 9, 1943, amending instrument of surrender of September29, 1943 Entered into force November 9, 1943.

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