Gastone Gambara

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Gastone Gambara
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Born 10 November 1890
Imola, Italy
Died 27 February 1962(1962-02-27) (aged 71)
Allegiance  Kingdom of Italy
Service/branch  Royal Italian Army
Rank General
Battles/wars World War I
Spanish Civil War
World War II

Gastone Gambara (10 November 1890 – 27 February 1962) was an Italian General who participated in the First World War and the Second World War. He excelled during the Italian intervention in favor of the nationalists in the Spanish Civil War. During the Second World War, he had an outstanding role during the North African Campaign and the repression of partisans in the Yugoslavian Campaign.

Born at Imola, he fought in World War I. He was the chief of staff to Bastico during the Ethiopia.
In November 1938 he was appointed commander of the Corpo Truppe Volontarie, the Italian Corps that fought in the Spanish Civil War.[1] He was commander-in-chief of the Cuerpo de Ejercito Legionario during the Catalonia Offensive,[2] and the final offensive of the Spanish Civil War. On March 30, his troops occupied Alicante.[3]
During the Second World War, he fought in France, Libya and Yugoslavia and after the Kingdom of Italy joined the allies, he became the chief of the general staff to Graziani in the Republic of Salo.[4] After the war, Yugoslavia demanded his extradition to be put on trial for war crimes, but Italy refused.

External links

  • The Generals of WWII:Gastone Gambara

Notes

  1. ^ Thomas, Hugh. (2001). The Spanish Civil War. Penguin Books. London. p.833
  2. ^ Thomas, Hugh. (2001). The Spanish Civil War. Penguin Books. London. p.844-849
  3. ^ Thomas, Hugh. (2001). The Spanish Civil War. Penguin Books. London. p.890
  4. ^ Thomas, Hugh. (2001). The Spanish Civil War. Penguin Books. London. p.833


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