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#OTD in 1941 General Bortolo Zambon handed over command of the Brescia infantry division, Italian XXI Army Corps, on the siege lines of Tobruk. He had been a veteran of the first drive across the desert in Apr 41 @ITM_archives @KarlJames_1945 @robert_lyman crusaderproject.wordpress.com/2016/04/10/d-a…
While all the sources I can see agree on him leaving command on this date, he seems to have hung around, maybe as alternate to General Gioda, since he was subsequently decorated with the Silver Medal for Military valor for Operation CRUSADER performance.
After his return to Italy he entered the reserve. On the armistice he remained loyal to the king and the legitimate government, even though he was in the north. He joined the #resistance #partigiani in a leading function in Milano. In May 1944 he was betrayed and arrested.
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Oggi è l'#8aprile, compleanno di #IrmaBandiera. Chi fu "Mimma", così la chiamavano i suoi compagni di lotta? Figlia di una famiglia benestante di #Bologna aderì alla #resistenza nel periodo di caos dopo l'8 settembre 1943. continua 1) #partigiani #italia #antifascismo 🇮🇹
Nell'agosto del 1944 il Movimento di Liberazione bolognese era particolarmente attivo e le rappresaglie dei nazisti e dei loro servi repubblichini furono feroci. La sera del 7 agosto Irma fu catturata a tradotta a #Bologna nel tentativo di farla parlare. continua 2) #resistenza
Irma resistette alle torture senza mai parlare. Preservando in tal modo molti suoi compagni. La mattina del 14 agosto il corpo inanimato di Irma fu trovato sul selciato vicino allo stabilimento della ICO, dove era stato lasciato dagli aguzzini come disumano monito continua 3)
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