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Giorgio Liuzzi

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Name  Giorgio Liuzzi

Died  1983

Giorgio Liuzzi (1895-1983) was an Italian soldier that was named in 1955 chief of the staff of Italian Army.


Born in Vercelli , as son of Guido Liuzzi, an Italian army officier, Liuzzi joined in 1913 the Modena Military Academy. Then in 1915 he was named sottotenente in 1st artilliery regiment. Liuzzi was wouned 2 times during World War I and at the end of war he was a captain in the staff of the 27th Army Corps.
After the war he was part of the allied military commission in Wien.In the years between World War I and World War II, Liuzzi assumed different duties in the Regio Esercito. In 1938, as colonel commander of the "1st Celere Artilliery Regiment", Liuzzi was the director of the military parade that took place during the visit of Adolf Hitler in Rome. In the same year, Liuzzi, a Jew, was expelled from the army after the promulgation of the Leggi Razziali.
After some years in forced retirement, Liuzzi joined in 1943 the new Italian Royal Army and fought as liaison officier with the British 8th Army.

In the post-war years, Liuzzi assumed many important duties and led the Ariete Armored Brigade and the Granatieri di Sardegna division.In 1954 he was named commander of V army corps. In the same year 1954, Liuzzi was named Chief of Staff of the Italian Army. Liuzzi left his post in 1959 and died in Milan in 1983.


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