Albania 1939 - Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

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Albania 1939 - Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

Post by DarrenMarshall » 05 Sep 2022 20:01


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Re: Albania 1939 - Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

Post by gttf » 14 Sep 2022 16:40

Very interesting.
A question relevant to the landing operations: according to various sources, the Italian warships supported the landings with their guns. In particular I'm interested to know if cruisers and battleships made some shore bombardments: for sure, the Battleship Cavour fired 24 120 mm-shots at Valona, to support some Army units (Cesare did not fire).
There were the light cruiser Bande Nere at San Giovanni di Medua, the heavy cruisers Zara, Pola, Gorizia, Fiume at Durazzo, the light cruisers Garibaldi and Duca degli Abruzzi at Santi Quaranta: did they carry out some action with their artillery ?
Thanks in advance
Best regards

Fabrizio
PS the ships represented in the photosseems to be cruisers of the Zara class, the seaplane carrier Miraglia and a tanker/landing ship of Tirso class , all of them at Durazzo, on 7th April 1939

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