The Italian Third Army was an Italian Army which was formed in World War I and World War II.
World War IEdit
At the start of the participation of Italy in World War I (May 1915), the Third Army occupied the southern part of the Isonzo Front. It was commanded by Prince Emanuele Filiberto, Duke of Aosta and consisted of the
- VI Corps (Lieutenant General Ruelle),
- VII Corps (Lieutenant General Garioni),
- XI Corps (Lieutenant General Cigliana).
The Third Army participated in all eleven Battles of the Isonzo (1914-1917). It withdrew in relative good order during the Caporetto disaster of October 1917 and played a leading role in the final victory offensive a year later. This gave it its name "La Armata Invitta" ("The undefeated Army").
There is a museum of the Third Army in Padua.
World War IIEdit
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