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3rd Alpine Division Julia

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Country  Italy
Type  Alpini
Size  17,460 men
Branch  Regio Esercito
Role  Mountain Infantry
3rd Alpine Division Julia
Active  December 10, 1935 – September 8, 1943

The 3rd Alpine Division Julia was a World War II light Infantry division of the Italian Army, specializing in Mountain Combat. The Alpini that formed the divisions are a highly decorated and elite mountain corps of the Italian Army comprising both infantry and artillery units. Today the traditions and name of the 3rd Alpine Division Julia are carried on by the Alpine Brigade Julia.


Order of battle

  • 8th Alpini Regiment
  • Gemona battalion
  • Tolmezzo battalion
  • Cividale battalion
  • 9th Alpini Regiment
  • L'Aquila battalion
  • Vicenza battalion
  • Bassano battalion (ceded to the 11th Alpini Regiment) on 25 September 1937
  • 3rd Alpine Artillery Regiment
  • Conegliano artillery group
  • Udine artillery group
  • Val Piave' artillery group
  • 3rd Engineer Battalion
  • 207th Auto-Transport Battalion
  • 415th, 416th Carabinieri Companies
  • 628th, 629th, 633rd, 813th Field Hospitals
  • History

    The division participated in the Greco-Italian War, where it suffered heavy casualties in the Battle of Pindus. The division was reformed and participated in the Axis invasion of the Soviet Union.


    3rd Alpine Division Julia Wikipedia

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