2. Army (Italy)
- Published: 04 August 2010 04 August 2010
- Last Updated: 07 April 2012 07 April 2012
Redesignated General Headquarters Slovenia-Dalmatia on 9 May 1942, the command also took part in anti-partisan operations in western Croatia, Dalmatia and Herzegovina.
Redesignated 2nd Army on 15 May 1943, the 17 divisions of the army refused to join the Germans upon the surrender of Italy. Those units that did not surrender to the Germans and Croats, joined the Partisans – such as the 14. Infantry Division Isonzo, 15. Infantry Division Bergamo, 19. Infantry Division Venezia and 158. Infantry Division Zara – or eventually reached Italy.
This unit took part in anti-partisan operations in Croatia.
CommandersGenerale designato d’Armata Vittorio Ambrosio (1938 – 1942)
Generale designato d’Armata Mario Roatta (1942 – 1943)
Generale designato d’Armata Mario Robotti (1943 – 1943)
Sources usedRobert M. Kennedy – Hold the Balkans! German Antiguerrilla Operations in the Balkans (1941-1944)
W. Victor Madeja – Italian Army Order of Battle: 1940-1944 – Between Fascism and Monarchy
N. Thomas & K. Mikulan – Osprey Men-At-Arms 282: Axis Forces in Yugoslavia, 1941-5
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