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214th Coastal Division (Italy)

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Active  World War II
Branch  Infantry
Country  Italy
Garrison/HQ  Taranto
214th Coastal Division (Italy)

The 214th Coastal Division was an infantry division of the Italian Army during World War II. The division was located in the Taranto coastal region of Italy. Coastal divisions, were second line divisions, usually formed from men in their forties and fifties intended to perform labouring and second lined duties. Recruited locally they were often commanded by officers called out of retirement. Their equipment was also second rate. The Prime Minister of Italy, Benito Mussolini had hoped to obtain large quantities of arms and equipment from the disbanded Vichy French army, but this had often been sabotaged of arrived with no ammunition.

Order of battle

  • 103rd Coastal Infantry Regiment
  • 148th Coastal Infantry Regiment
  • References

    214th Coastal Division (Italy) Wikipedia


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