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154th Infantry Division Murge

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Active  1942–1943
Branch  Italian Army
Size  Division
Country  Italy
Type  Infantry
Nickname(s)  Murge
154th Infantry Division Murge

The 154th Infantry Division Murge was an infantry division of the Italian Army during World War II. The Murge Division was a garrison division formed in April 1942. It was sent to Dalmatia as an occupation force and took part in anti-Partisan operations. It took part in the Battle of the Sutjeska and then had to be withdrawn after suffering heavy losses in fighting with the Partisans. It was disbanded in September 1943, following the Italian surrender to the Allies.


Order of battle

  • 259. Murge Infantry Regiment
  • 260. Murge Infantry Regiment
  • 154. Artillery Regiment
  • 154. Machine Gun Battalion
  • 154. Engineer Battalion
  • Motor Transport Section
  • Medical Section
  • Supply Section
  • Carabinieri Section
  • Popular culture

    Alistair Maclean's novel Partisans, set in the Balkan Theater of World War II, mentions the Murge Division as being a major force in the Axis offensives against the Yugoslav Partisans. The book begins at the buildup to Fall Weiss and ends with the protagonists having accomplished a significant espionage mission that would ensure the mauling of the Murge at the hands of the Yugoslav Resistance.


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