3rd Alpine Division Julia

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3a Divisione Alpina Julia
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Coat of Arms of the 3rd Alpine Division Julia
Active December 10, 1935 – September 8, 1943
Country Italy
Branch Regio Esercito
Type Alpini
Role Mountain Infantry
Size 17,460 men
Part of Italian Alpine Corps
1942-1943
Garrison/HQ Udine
Engagements World War II
Greco-Italian War
Italian War in Soviet Union
This article is about the historic Italian 3rd Alpine Division Julia. For the currently active Italian Army brigade, see Alpine Brigade Julia.

The 3rd Alpine Division Julia was a World War II light Infantry division of the Italian Army, specializing in Mountain Combat. The Alpini that formed the divisions are a highly decorated and elite mountain corps of the Italian Army comprising both infantry and artillery units. Today the traditions and name of the 3rd Alpine Division Julia are carried on by the Alpine Brigade Julia.

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The division participated in the Greco-Italian War, where it suffered heavy casualties in the Battle of Pindus. The division was reformed and participated in the Axis invasion of the Soviet Union.

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