5. Army (Italy)
- Published: 04 August 2010 04 August 2010
- Last Updated: 07 April 2012 07 April 2012
The army was reformed on 15 April 1941 to guard the coastal zone between Benghazi and the Tunisian border. The army was again disbanded on 5 September 1941.
Reformed in Florence on 10 April 1942, the army provided coastal defense of Tuscany and Sardinia. It also assumed responsibility for occupying Corsica in November 1942. Upon the surrender of Italy in September 1943, the army was disarmed and imprisoned by the Germans.
CommandersGenerale designato d’Armata Italo Gariboldi (1939 – 1941)
Generale d’Armata Mario Caracciolo di Feroleto (1941 – 1941, 1942 – 1943)
Sources usedW. Victor Madeja – Italian Army Order of Battle: 1940-1944 – Between Fascism and Monarchy
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