Gastone Gambara

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Gastone Gambara
Born 10 November 1890
Imola, Italy
Died 27 February 1962(1962-02-27) (aged 71)
Allegiance  Kingdom of Italy
Service/branch  Royal Italian Army
Rank General
Battles/wars Spanish Civil War
World War I

Gastone Gambara (10 November 1890 – 27 February 1962) was an Italian General during the Spanish Civil War and World War II.

Born at Imola, he fought in the I World War. Later he was the chief of staff to Bastico in Ethiopia. In November 1938 he was appointed commander of the Corpo Truppe Volontarie.[1] He was commander-in-chief of the Cuerpo de Ejercito Legionario during the Catalonia Offensive,[2] and the final offensive of the Spanish Civil War. On March 30, his troops occupied Alicante.[3] During the Second World War, he fought in France, Libya and Yugoslavia and after the Kingdom of Italy joined the allies, he became the chief of the general staff to Graziani in the Republic of Salo.[4]

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  1. ^ Thomas, Hugh. (2001). The Spanish Civil War. Penguin Books. London. p.833
  2. ^ Thomas, Hugh. (2001). The Spanish Civil War. Penguin Books. London. p.844-849
  3. ^ Thomas, Hugh. (2001). The Spanish Civil War. Penguin Books. London. p.890
  4. ^ Thomas, Hugh. (2001). The Spanish Civil War. Penguin Books. London. p.833