Second Army (Italy)

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2^ Armata
2nd Army
Active ?
Country Italy Kingdom of Italy
Branch Regio Esercito (Royal Italian Army)
Type Infantry
Size Army
Engagements World War I
World War II

The 2nd Army (Italian: 2^ Armata) was a World War I and World War II field army.

World War I[edit]

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During World War II the 2nd Army was the Italian (Complex Major) Great Unit charged, from 1940 to 1943, of the activities of control and garrison of the occupied or annexed territories of the former Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

2nd Army ORBAT, depending units:

  • "Comando Superiore Forze Armate (FF.AA.) di Slovenia e Dalmazia" - "Supersloda"
  • V Corps, in Lika
  • VI Corps, in Herzegovina
  • XI Corps, in Southern Dalmatia and Herzegovina
  • XVIII Corps, from 18 February 1942; General Quirino Armellini then Umberto Spigo around Zara and Spalato responsible for the territories from Graciaz to the Narenta river
  • Comando Truppe Montenegro: XIV Corps, in Montenegro (a functionally dependent Command and Great Unit but not a constituent part of the 2nd Army)

Initially strong of 250,000 men in 15 divisions the 4 immediately dependent Corps were then reduced to 230,000 men in 13 divisions. The 2nd Army was a second line force with most of the men in their late 30s and early 40s, the only really largely combat ready and effective (Simple Major) Great Unit was the assigned component of the Alpine Division Julia only partially deployed in the yugoslav theatre of operations as a whole unit.

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