Erwin Rommel.

missfuehrer: “ Rommel und die Schatten Afrikas :) ”- pin by Paolo Marzioli

4 July 1942: Axis ( E.Rommel and A.Guzzoni ) strategic planning in the desert in Tobruk, North Africa.

4 July Axis ( E.Rommel and A.Guzzoni ) strategic planning in the desert in Tobruk, North Africa. Won't do much good with Patton right on their asses.

Mussolini and Marshal Italo Balbo in Lybia - 1939/40

Mussolini and Marshal Italo Balbo in Lybia -

Lt. Gen. Annibale Bergonzoli (1884-1973). This Italian veteran of 5 wars commanded the XXIII Corps when he became a POW at Beda Fomm in Libya 1941.

Annibale Bergonzoli served over 40 years and in 5 wars for Italy; he became a POW in North Africa 1941 and retired shortly after World War II ended. He was nicknamed "Barba Elettrica" (Electric Whiskers).

From 1942 to 1943, general Italo Gariboldi commanded the Italian Army in Russia (Armata Italiana in Russia, or ARMIR, or Italian 8th Army). He was personally in command of the Italian troops destroyed in the Battle of Stalingrad after bloody fighting.

From 1942 to general Italo Gariboldi commanded the Italian Army in Russia (Armata Italiana in Russia, or ARMIR, or Italian Army). He was personally in command of the Italian troops destroyed in the Battle of Stalingrad after bloody fighting.

Giovanni Messe Italian general of World War II born in Mesagne, Apulia - died in Rome on December 18, 1968 at the age of 85. #TuscanyAgriturismoGiratola

Giovanni Messe Italian general of World War II born in Mesagne, Apulia - died in Rome on December 1968 at the age of

Pietro Badoglio, born 29-07-1971 in Grazzano Monferrato, Italy. He joined the Italian Army and was a junior officer in Ethiopia. During the First War he rose from Captain to General and became Chief of Staff to the commander in Chief of the Army. After the war he remained in the army but also entered politics as a senator. After expressing opposition to Benito Mussolini he was exiled as ambassador to Brazil. Badoglio later changed his political views and returned to Italy and became head of…

Marshal Badoglio, a significant figure in the military history of the Kingdom of Italy from the time of World War I until the end of Worl.

Italian General Italo Gariboldi welcoming German Generals Erwin Rommel and Johannes Streich to Tripoli, Libya, 12 Feb 1941

[Photo] Italian General Italo Gariboldi welcoming German Generals Erwin Rommel and Johannes Streich to Tripoli, Libya, 12 Feb 1941

February 1941 - German General Erwin Rommel arrives in Tripoli, North Africa.

Robert Capa "Surrender of Palermo" 23 August 1943 LIFE Magazine-Capa joined the US 7th Army's 200 mile dash across Sicily, catching the Germans by surprise and Palermo without a fight. He photographed the surrender of Italian General Molinero to Major General Geoffry Keyes. Capa turned his camera on the newly liberated civilian population and scenes of bomb damage.

Robert Capa "Surrender of Palermo" 23 August 1943 LIFE Magazine-Capa joined the…

Luigi Cadorna, Chief of Staff of the Italian Army

On this day in the Italian army launches their battle against Austro-Hungarian troops on the Isonzo River, near Italy’s b.

January 26, 1943 North Africa After quarrels with the Italian High Command, to whom he is responsible, Rommel is told he is to be relieved by the Italian General Messe. Rommel does not relinquish authority at this time.

January 1943 North Africa After quarrels with the Italian High Command, to whom he is responsible, Rommel is told he is to be relieved by the Italian General Messe. Rommel does not relinquish authority at this time.

1941- Premier Benito Mussolini looks on as staff officer points out a planned offensive on a war map at the Greek front.

Premier Benito Mussolini looks on as staff officer points out a planned offensive on a war map at the Greek front.

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