Hello. I am new to this site - apologies if I'm busting some rules I have looked at Discussion but can't find what I'm after. I am a historian and I write for the Ancient History Encyclopedia. By night, I'm a fiction writer and am currently writing a novel set in northern Italy in the run-up to Sept 8 1943. One thing I really need clarification on is - what were the reserved occupations or medical reasons that would mean a younger man would not be conscripted into the Italian Army? Was it like other countries where occupations such as a doctor, priest, post office workers, university students/lecturers were not always subject to draft? I have read a ton of memoirs etc but nothing specifically says "this is why I wasn't drafted". Thanks in advance and I am looking forward to learning a lot from the site. Glad I found it.