|61st Infantry Division Sirte|
|Active||1939 – 1941|
|Engagements||World War II|
|Vincenzo della Mura|
The 61st Infantry Division Sirte was an Infantry Division of the Italian Army during World War II. The Sirte Division was sent to Libya in October 1939 . In September 1940, it was part of the Italian XXII Corps that took part in the Italian invasion of Egypt and was destroyed at Tobruk during the British counterattack in January 1941.
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- 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.
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- Paoletti, Ciro (2008). A Military History of Italy. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 0-275-98505-9.
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