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The Carro Armato P26/40 was an Italian tank mounted with an Ansaldo 75 mm L/34 gun. The P40 was the heaviest tank Italy produced in WWII but few were made.

The Milizia Volontaria per la Sicurezza Nazionale, or MVSN, was a Fascist party organization also known as Blackshirts. The military units were called CCNN.

Giovani Fascisti, or GGFF, were not part of the MVSN but a Regular Army unit whose members were recruited from the Gioventu’ Universitaria Fascista.

Giulio Douhet was an air power pioneer. He authored "Command of the Air" and his central theory was that control of the air alone could win a war.

The Italian Army invasion of Greece occurred on 28 October 1940. The Italian Regio Esercito Order of Battle for the Greek invasion is identified below.

A component listing of the National and Libyan paratrooper units in Libya between 1940-1941. Inclluded as statistics on Castel Benito jumps.

The Italian invasion of Albania on 07 April 1939 wa divided into three “groups” which had to land in successive times. The first group had four columns.

The following tables provide a detailed breakdown of Regio Esercito components during World War Two. Italian army divisions, regiments, and brigades are noted.

Due to Italian losses, there were many changes in the Order of Battle following the 09 December 1940 Italian invasion of Egypt until February 1941.

A detailed order of battle of Axis forces in Sicily during Operation Husky in July, 1943. The OOB provides a breakdown of Italian and German forces.

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