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Italian speakers request

Post by Attrition » 12 Apr 2020 13:17

https://issuu.com/rivista.militare1/doc ... rte1-testo page 121-122 can anyone translate the casualty and loss data in Rovighi? issuu doesn't allow copying to an online translator.

I've been spring cleaning

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_c ... Somaliland

and another editor is asking pertinent questions (makes a change!) but I'm busy with Shores 1996 on air operations. Regards

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Re: Italian speakers request

Post by LColombo » 12 Apr 2020 14:47

"Our losses altogether amounted to 2,209 men (Italians killed, wounded or missing: 161; native troops, 1,688), thus broken down in the three stages of the operation: first stage, 59; second stage, 1,445; third stage, 525 [note 1: officers: 16 killed, wounded 46; NCOs: 6 killed, 11 wounded, 1 missing; Italian enlisted men: 17 killed, 64 wounded; native enlisted men: 426 killed, 1,409 wounded, 33 missing]. Losses sustained by the air force (which lost four aircraft shot down) must be added to these: 13 killed, three wounded, 7 missing. Enemy losses can only be specified with regards to the number of prisoners captured by us: white British troops 26 (including 11 officers); colored troops 38. General Wavell in his report mentions the following British losses: 8 British officers killed, 4 wounded, 4 missing; 8 British NCOs killed, 18 wounded, 17 missing; 22 Indians or Africans killed, 80 wounded, 99 missing, and notes: "These relatively light losses was owed to the fact that most of the troops that came under attack were in well-fortified positions and that the withdrawal, skillfully carried out with the help of darkness, was not hampered or pressed by the enemy, presumably as a consequence of the heavy losses they had suffered during the day". [The following equipment] remained in our hands: 5 guns, 5 grenade throwers, 30 heavy machine guns, 71 miscellaneous machine guns, 5,396 rifles, a few million cartridges, three tanks, 128 motor vechiles in working order or repairable, 7,500 tons of miscellaneous commodities, 5,000 tons of engineering materiel. Our units reported 9 British aircraft shot down and five destroyed on the ground; General Wavell specified the losses as 7 aircraft shot down, 10 badly damaged and a certain number lightly damaged".

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Re: Italian speakers request

Post by Attrition » 12 Apr 2020 15:35

Brilliant! Thanks very much.

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