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11th Infantry Division Brennero
Country Italy
Branch Italian Army
Service history
Active 1939–1945
Size Division
Nickname Brennero
Battles World War II
Commanders
Insignia
Insignia File:11 infantry division brennero.jpg

The 11th Infantry Division Brennero was an infantry division of the Italian Army during World War II. The Brennero Division was mobilized in October 1939 and was held in reserve during the Italian invasion of France.[1] After the Italian surrender in September 1943, it chose to side with the German forces. It was then split into smaller units and employed on anti-partisan operations.[2] It was made up of men from the Brenner Pass (a rare case of Italian Infantry Division whose name coincides with the ethnicity or place of residence of its members) and surrounding South Tyrol.

Order of battleEdit

  • 231. Avellino Infantry Regiment
  • 232. Avellino Infantry Regiment
  • 9. Artillery Regiment
  • IX Mortar Battaltion
  • XXVI Machine Gun Battalion
  • CDLXXIX Coastal Battalion
  • CXI Mixed Engineer Battalion
  • 99. Motor Transport Section
  • 60. Supply Section
  • 80. Wagon Train Section [2][nb 1]

NotesEdit

Footnotes
  1. An Italian Infantry Division normally consisted of two Infantry Regiments (three Battalions each), a Artillery Regiment, a Mortar Battalion (two companies), a Anti Tank Company, a Blackshirt Legion (Regiment of two Battalions). 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.[3]
Citations
  1. Jowett, pp 5-6
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wendal, Marcus. "Italian Army". Axis History. Archived from the original on 2009-04-29. http://www.webcitation.org/5gP5XwBNI. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  3. Paoletti, p 170
  • Jowett, Philip S. (2000). The Italian Army 1940-45 (1): Europe 1940-1943. Osprey, Oxford - New York. ISBN 978-1-85532-864-8. 
  • Paoletti, Ciro (2008). A Military History of Italy. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 0-275-98505-9. 

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