The 212th Coastal Division was an infantry division of the Italian Army during World War II. The division was located in the Calabria coastal region of Italy. Coastal divisions, were second line divisions, usually formed from men in there 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.

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  • La 212e division côtière (212ª Divisione Costiera) était une division d'infanterie de l'armée italienne pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. La division était basée en Calabre, une région côtière de l'Italie. Les divisions côtières étaient des divisions de deuxième ligne, généralement formées d'hommes dans la quarantaine et la cinquantaine destinés à effectuer des tâches ouvrières. Les hommes recrutés localement étaient souvent commandés par des officiers appelés à la retraite. Leurs équipements étaient également de basse qualité. (fr)
  • The 212th Coastal Division was an infantry division of the Italian Army during World War II. The division was located in the Calabria coastal region of Italy. Coastal divisions, were second line divisions, usually formed from men in there 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. (en)
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  • 1946-01-01 (xsd:date)
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  • 1940-01-01 (xsd:date)
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  • Division
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  • Map of Italy showing location of Calabria.
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  • Coastal Division
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  • La 212e division côtière (212ª Divisione Costiera) était une division d'infanterie de l'armée italienne pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. La division était basée en Calabre, une région côtière de l'Italie. Les divisions côtières étaient des divisions de deuxième ligne, généralement formées d'hommes dans la quarantaine et la cinquantaine destinés à effectuer des tâches ouvrières. Les hommes recrutés localement étaient souvent commandés par des officiers appelés à la retraite. Leurs équipements étaient également de basse qualité. (fr)
  • The 212th Coastal Division was an infantry division of the Italian Army during World War II. The division was located in the Calabria coastal region of Italy. Coastal divisions, were second line divisions, usually formed from men in there 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. (en)
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  • 212e division côtière (Italie) (fr)
  • 212th Coastal Division (Italy) (en)
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  • 212th Coastal Division (en)
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