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Carlo De Simone

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Birth name  Carlo De Simone
Name  Carlo Simone
Rank  Lieutenant-General
Allegiance  Kingdom of Italy

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Commands held  Commanding Officer, 3rd Bersaglieri Regiment Commandant of Harrar, Italian East Africa - 1936 Commanding Officer, 2nd Armored Brigade - 1937 to 1939 General Officer Commanding, 132nd Armored Division Ariete - 1939 General Officer Commanding, Somaliland Army, East Africa - 1940 to 1941 Prisoner of war - 1941 to 1944 General Officer Commanding, VII Territorial Defence Command - 1945 Prefect of Bologna - 1950

Service/branch  Royal Italian Army

Carlo De Simone (1885–1951) was an officer in the Italian Army during World War II.

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During most of the East African Campaign, Lieutenant-General De Simone commanded Italian forces in southern Italian Somaliland. However, during the Italian invasion of British Somaliland, De Simone commanded General Guglielmo Nasi's main "center" column. De Simone's command in Italian Somaliland included the reinforced Harar Division (XIII Colonial Brigade, XIV Colonial Brigade, and XV Colonial Brigade - amounting to eleven infantry battalions, fourteen batteries of artillery, a company of medium tanks (12 tanks), a squadron of light tanks (4 light tanks), and an armored car company (12 armored cars). Whilst in command of these forces, De Simone won the Battle of Tug Argan, where his center column overcame a smaller British army and forced them to evacuate.

Command history

  • Commanding Officer, 3rd Bersaglieri Regiment
  • Governor of Harar, Italian East Africa - 1936
  • Commanding Officer, 2nd Armored Brigade - 1937 to 1939
  • General Officer Commanding, 132nd Armored Division Ariete - 1939
  • General Officer Commanding, Somaliland Army, East Africa - 1940 to 1941
  • Prisoner of war - 1941 to 1944
  • General Officer Commanding, VII Territorial Defence Command - 1945
  • Prefect of Bologna - 1950
  • References

    Carlo De Simone Wikipedia


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