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105th Motorised Division Rovigo
Country Italy Regno d'Italia
Kingdom of Italy
Branch Flag of Italy (1860)Regio Esercito
Royal Italian Army
Service history
Active 1942–1943
Role Motorised Infantry
Size Division
Nickname Rovigo
Battles World War II
Commanders
Insignia
Insignia File:Rovigio collar insignia.jpg

The 105th Motorised Division Rovigo was a Motorised Infantry Division of the Italian Army during World War II.[nb 1] The Division was mobilized in March 1942, and took part in the Italian invasion of Vichy France, as part of the Italian I Corps. It then returned to Italy and surrendered to the German forces in September 1943, after the Italian armistice.[1]

Italian I Corps for the Invasion of Vichy FranceEdit

Order of battleEdit

  • 227. Rovigo Infantry Regiment
  • 228. Rovigo Infantry Regiment
  • 117. Artillery Regiment (mot)
  • 105. Signal Company
  • 80. Pioneer Company [nb 2]

NotesEdit

Footnotes
  1. The division never has the required amount of Motor Transport to move all its units at the same time and is sometimes referred to as a Semi Motorized Division
  2. An Italian Infantry Division normally consisted of two Infantry Regiments (three Battalions each), an Artillery Regiment, a Mortar Battalion (two companies), an Anti Tank Company, a Blackshirt Legion of two Battalions was sometimes attached. Each Division had only about 7,000 men, The Infantry and Artillery Regiments contained 1,650 men, the Blackshirt Legion 1,200, each company 150 men.[2]
Citations
  1. Wendal, Marcus. "Italian Army". Axis History. Archived from the original on 2009-04-27. http://www.webcitation.org/5gM3h7ncx. Retrieved 2009-04-16. 
  2. Paoletti, p 170
  • Paoletti, Ciro (2008). A Military History of Italy. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 0-275-98505-9. 

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