Part of the Axis Order of Battle Series by John Mulholland.

THE ROYAL ITALIAN ARMY
CO: Maresciallo d’Italia Rudolfo Graziani

UNDER DIRECT CONTROL
Aegean Islands Command:
CO: Gen. C.M. De Becchi di Val Cisomon
- 50 Inf.Div.
- 312 Arm.Btl.
High Command Albania:
(HQ: XXVI (26) Corps:
CO: Gen. S. Viisconti Prasca
- 26 Corps-Art.Regt.
- 13 Border-Guard Art.Regt.
- Inf.Regt.”Granatieri Albania”
- 7 Cav.Regt.”Lancieri di Milano”
- 6 Cav.Regt.”Lancieri di Aosta”
- 19 Inf.Div.
- 23 Inf.Div.
- 53 Inf.Div.
- 3 Alpine Div.
- 134 Arm.Div.
Commander of Troops in Zara:
CO: unkown at this time.
- 117 CCNN Inf.Regt.”Zara”

THIRD ARMY:
CO: Gen. C.Geloso
Army Reserves:
- 11 Bersaglieri Regt. (bicycle)
IX (09) Corps:
CO: Gen. C.Rossi
- 9 Corps-Art.Regt.
- 11 Bersaglieri Regt. (bicycle)
- 29 Inf.Div.
- 47 Inf.Div.
- 48 Inf.Div.

SEVENTH ARMY:
CO: HRH Filiberto di Savoia – duca di Pistoria
VII (07) Corps:
CO: Gen. A.Aymonino
- 7 Corps-Art.Regt.
- 41 Inf.Div.
- 20 Inf.Div.
VIII (08) Corps:
CO: Gen. R.Gambelli
- 51 Inf.Div.
- 21 Inf.Div.

EAST AFRICAN Command:

CO: HRH Amedeo di Savoia – duca d’Aosta
Northern Sector:
CO: Gen. L.Frusci
- 3 Colonial Bde.
- 4 Colonial Bde.
- 5 Colonial Bde.
- 6 Colonial Bde.
- 8 Colonial Bde.
- 12 Colonial Bde.
- 16 Colonial Bde.
- 19 Colonial Bde.
- 21 Colonial Bde.
- 22 Colonial Bde.
- 41 Colonial Bde.
- 42 Colonial Bde.(forming)
- 43 Colonial Bde.(forming)
Eastern Sector:
CO: Gen. G.Nasi
- Inf.Div. “Granatieri di Savoia”
- Inf.Div. “Africa”
- 2 Colonial Bde.
- 7 Colonial Bde.
- 11 Colonial Bde.
- 13 Colonial Bde.
- 14 Colonial Bde.
- 15 Colonial Bde.
- 17 Colonial Bde.
- 70 Colonial Bde.(forming)
Southern Sector:
CO: Gen. P.Gazzera
- 1 Colonial Bde.
- 9 Colonial Bde.
- 10 Colonial Bde.
- 18 Colonial Bde.
- 23 Colonial Bde.
- 25 Colonial Bde.
- 85 Colonial Bde.(forming)
- 86 Colonial Bde.(forming)
“Giuba” Sector:
CO: Gen. C.de Simone
- 20 Colonial Bde.
- 91 Colonial Bde.(forming)
- 92 Colonial Bde.(forming)

SUPREME COMMAND - WEST
CO: HRH Umberto di Savoia, Prince of Piemont

FIRST ARMY:
CO: Gen. P.Pintor
Army Reserves:
- 4 A.A. Regt. (mot.)
- 1 Cav Bde”Celere di Armata”
-- 1 Bersaglieri Regt. (bicycle)
-- 13 Cav.Regt.”Cavalleggeri di Monferrato”
- 7 Inf.Div.
- 16 Inf.Div.
- 22 Inf.Div.
- 5 Alpine Div.
II (02) Corps:
CO: Gen. F.Bettini
- 2 Army-Art.Regt. (mot.)
- 10 Army-Art.Regt. (mot.)
- 2 Corps-Art.Regt. (mot.)
- 8 Corps-Art.Regt. (mot.)
- 6, 102, 109, 114 M.G.Btls.
- 3, 4 Border-Guard Sectors
- 2 Alp.Bde.
- 4 Mtn.Inf.Div.
- 33 Mtn.Inf.Div.
- 36 Mtn.Inf.Div.
- 4 Alpine Div.
III (03) Corps:
CO: Gen. M.Arisio
- 7 Army-Art.Regt. (mot.)
- 3 Corps-Art.Regt. (mot.)
-- 16 Border-Guard Art.Regt.
- 3, 103, 112 M.G.Btls.
- 2 Border-Guard Sector
- 1 Alp.Bde.
- 3 Inf.Div.
- 6 Inf.Div.
XV (15) Corps:
CO: Gen. G.Gambara
- 4 Army-Art.Regt,(mot.)
- 8 Army-Art.Regt. (mot.)
- 15 Corps-Art.Regt. (mot.)
- 11 Border-Guard Art.Regt.
- 24 Border-Guard Art.Regt.
- 15, 108, 111 M.G.Btls.
- 1, 5 Border-Guard Sectors
- 5 Inf.Div.
- 37 Inf.Div.
- 44 Inf.Div.

FOURTH ARMY:
CO: Gen. A.Guzzoni
Army Reserves:
- 1 A.A. Regt. (mot.)
- 4 Cav Bde”Celere di Armata”
-- 4 Bersaglieri Regt. (bicycle)
-- 1 Cav.Regt.”Nizza Cavalleria”
-- 1 Arm.Regt.
- 11 Inf.Div.
- 58 Inf.Div.
- 2 Alpine Div.
I (01) Corps:
CO: Gen. C.Vecchiarelli
- 1 Army-Art.Regt. (mot.)
- 9 Army-Art.Regt. (mot.)
- 1 Corps-Art.Regt. (mot.)
- 19 Border-Guard Art.Regt.
- 23 Border-Guard Art.Regt.
- 1, 101, 113 M.G.Btls.
- 8, 9 Border-Guard Sectors
- 3 Valle Alp.Regt.
- 1 Mtn.Inf.Div.
- 24 Inf.Div.
- 59 Mtn.Inf.Div.
IV (04) Corps:
CO: Gen. C.Mercalli
- 6 Army-Art.Regt.
- 4 Corps-Art.Regt.
- 8 Border-Guard Art.Regt.
- 4, 104 M.G.Btls.
- 7 Border-Guard Sector
- 2 Mtn.Inf.Div.
- 26 Mtn.Inf.Div.
Alpine Corps:
CO: Gen. L.Negri
- 12 Border-Guard Art.Regt.
- 103, 110 M.G.Btls.
- 10 Border-Guard Sector
- Alp.Bde.”Levanna”
- 1 Alpine Div.
“Germanasca-Pellice” Sector:
- 3 Alp.Regt.:
-- 6 Border-Guard Sector
-- 102 M.G.Btl.
-- 1 CCNN Btl.
-- 2 CCNN Btl.

SUPREME COMMAND - EAST
CO: Gen. Camilo Grossi

SECOND ARMY:
CO: Gen. V.Ambrosio
Army Reserves:
- 3 Army-Art.Regt.
- 2 Cav.Regt.”Piemonte Reale”
- 4 Cav.Regt.”Genova Cavalleria”
- 19 Cav.Regt.”Cavalleggeri Guide”
- Alp.Bde.”Alto Isonzo”
-- 1 Valle Alp.Regt.
-- 2 Valle Alp.Regt.
- 2 Bersaglieri Regt. (bicycle)
V (05) Corps:
CO: Gen. R.Balocco
- 5 Corps-Art.Regt.
- 10 Border-Guard Art.Regt.
- 25, 26, 27 Border-Guard Sectors
- 12 Inf.Div.
- 15 Inf.Div.
- 57 Inf.Div.
XI (11) Corps:
CO: Gen. M.Roux
- 11 Corps-Art.Regt. (mot.)
- 9 Border-Guard Art.Regt.
- 17 Border-Guard Art.Regt.
- 21, 22, 23 Border-Guard Sectors
- 13 Inf.Div.
- 14 Inf.Div.

SIXTH ARMY:

CO: Gen. M.Vercellino
Army Reserves:
- 5 A.A.Regt. (mot.)
- 3 Arm.Regt.
- 4 Arm.Regt.
- 6 Bersaglieri Regt. (bicycle)
Celere Corps:
CO: Gen. G.Messe
- 1 Celere Div.”Eugenio di Savoia”
- 2 Celere Div.”Emanuele Filiberto Testa di Ferro”
- 3 Celere Div.”Principe Amedeo duca d’Aosta”
Aurotransportable Corps:
CO: Gen. F.Zingales
- 9 Auto.Div.
- 10 Auto.Div.
- 52 Auto.Div.
Armored Corps:
CO: Gen. F.Dall’Ora
- 132 Arm.Div.
- 133 Arm.Div.
- 101 Mot.Div.
- 102 Mot.Div.

EIGHTH ARMY:
CO: HRH Adalberto di Savoia, duca di Bergamo
VI (06) Corps:
CO: Gen. E.Rosi
- 6 Corps-Art.Regt.
- 18 Inf.Div.
- 49 Inf.Div.
- 56 Inf.Div.
XIV (14) Corps:
CO: Gen. G.Vecchi
- 16 Border-Guard Sector
- 32 Inf.Div.
- 38 Inf.Div.

SUPREME COMMAND - SOUTH
CO: Maresciallo d’Italia Emilio De Bono
XII (12) Corps:
CO: Gen. A.Rossi
- 12 Corps-Art.Regt.
- 28 Inf.Div.
- 54 Inf.Div.
XIII (13) Corps:
CO: Gen.A.DePignier
- Art.Regt.”Sardegna”
- 30 Inf.Div.
- 31 Inf.Div.

SUPREME COMAND – NORTH AFRICA
CO: Maresciallo dell’Aria Italo Balbo

FIFTH ARMY:
CO: Gen. I.Gariboldi
Army Reserves:
- 5 Army-Art.Regt.
Fortress “Tripoli”
- 30 Coastal Art.Regt.
- 33, 34, 35 Border-Guard Sectors +
-- 33, 34, 35 Border-Guard Art.Regts.
- 2 (Libyan) Inf.Div.
X (10) Corps:
CO: Gen. A.Barbieri
- 10 Corps-Art.Regt. (mot.)
- 25 Inf.Div.
- 55 Inf.Div.
- 60 Inf.Div.
XX (20) Corps:
CO: Gen. F.Cona
- 20 Corps-Art.Regt.
- 20 Arm.Btl.
- 17 Inf.Div.
- 27 Inf.Div.
- 61 Inf.Div.
XXIII (23) Corps:
CO: Gen. A.Bergonzoli
- 1 CCNN Inf.Div.
- 2 CCNN Inf.Div.

TENTH ARMY:
CO: Gen. M.Berti
Army Reserves:
- 10 Army-Art.Regt. (mot.)
- 1 (Libyan) Inf.Div.
- Fortress “Benghazi”
- 30 Border-Guard Sector +
-- 30 Border-Guard Art.Regt.
Fortress “Tobruk”:
- 31, 32 Border-Guard Sectors +
-- 31, 32 Border-Guard Art.Regts.
XXI (21) Corps:
CO: Gen. L.Dalmazzo
- 21 Corps-Art.Regt.
- 21 Arm.Btl.
- 63 Inf.Div.
- 62 Inf.Div.
XXII (22) Corps:
CO: Gen. E.Pitassi Mannella
- 22 Corps-Art.Regt.
- 64 Inf.Div.
- 4 CCNN Inf.Div.

Note: All units are Italian unless otherwise indicated.
All errors, omissions, or “typos” are those of the writer.

Acknowledgements

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With the kind permission of Dr. Leo Niehorster.

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