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    Italian First Army in Tunisia since 22nd April.

    Thank you Maurizio!
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    Italian First Army in Tunisia since 22nd April.

    Outstanding! Questions: From HG Kampfgruppe ---“Ewert” Regiment ----5./“Tunisien” Any info? A single company in a infantry btl? Battaglione A28 (settore Benigni) were a italian march btl or german? Do you know if 41.o Raggruppamento artiglieria costiera were fixed on sea? (thus unable to...
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    Italian First Army in Tunisia since 22nd April.

    Indeed. Supply was criticaly low (fuel, ammuntion, they even destilled fuel from local alcohol...) almost no air support, relentless air attacks, an opponent able to recover their casualties, it was just a matter of time. The army group needed 120,000 tons of supplies per month. In March, it...
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    Italian First Army in Tunisia since 22nd April.

    That's excellent Maurizio. With that information I can extrapolate roughly the average btl strength (considering reductions from non-front line soldiers). Certainly those units were really thin, that makes their stand even more notable. Very nice details about 1.o Gruppo "Novara" Thank you...
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    Italian First Army in Tunisia since 22nd April.

    Thank you Maurizio. Now I continue to pester you: what units do you know their strength? (like 5th Bersaglieri) So far Artillery and tanks you have posted, I asked about AT guns so basically what remains is number of men on the units. PS: If you have german numbers I'm interested also.
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    Italian First Army in Tunisia since 22nd April.

    Excellent, as usual. You even included strength for 5th Bersaglieri. Those sent on 24th April, the self-propelled were semovente 47/32? or higher calibre? Piscicelli Group was sent on 26th so his vehicles were not included in those transfered on 24th I presume? If I'm right do you know how many...
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    Italian First Army in Tunisia since 22nd April.

    Maurizio, do you know what units (and date if available) were sent from Primera Armata to 5th Panzer Army since April 22nd?
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    Italian First Army in Tunisia since 22nd April.

    Thanks again Maurizio, very great.
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    Italian First Army in Tunisia since 22nd April.

    It's amazing the research you did. I truly thank you. Surprised me 136.0 battaglione controcarro was self-propelled. After reading you a fourth time... 63.o Bersaglieri from 10.o Bersaglieri Rgt (with apparently no AT guns?----compagnia mitragliere da 20mm could be Solothurm rifles or Anti...
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    Italian First Army in Tunisia since 22nd April.

    Thanks again. Yes I noticed about Husky. I agree with you. Regarding Yom Kippur: of course, we can use PM to exchange e-mails. After a second read I've some additional questions about that units Any info on those? -III.o Gruppo Corazzato “Nizza” --41.o Raggruppamento artiglieria costiera...
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    Italian First Army in Tunisia since 22nd April.

    Awesome again Maurizio! I've a couple of questions: 570.a coorte MVSN (Tunisina) Coorte meaning Cohort? is like a company, a btl? 672.a sezione CCRR (Red Shirts? I know CCNN is black shirts...) I know sezione is section. Just if you have in any case number of guns/men/relevant equippment (and...
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    Italian First Army in Tunisia since 22nd April.

    Maurizio, That's impressive! That's exactly what I was looking for! I like to research less known battles (for example Anzio up to Operation Fischfang, Yom Kippur War) and now Tunisia. Also I like to debunk myths, like the weak italian army. Maybe it had poor performance the first years...
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    Italian First Army in Tunisia since 22nd April.

    Thank you Maurizio, I will start for Italian OoB 22nd April, that would be enough. Bests Regards César
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    Italian First Army in Tunisia since 22nd April.

    Hi my fellow forumites, greetings from Spain. I'm researching (mainly Order of Battle) the end in Africa (Operation Vulcan): The final assault on the Tunisian bridgehead. The german part is "easy" since in the summer of 1943 they issued a document detailing every unit lost in the event. I know...
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