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Source: https://militaria1940.forumactif.com/t1 ... -juin-1940but in the end the Italians set foot on French soil......but which was the real gain or booty for Italy after the armistice?.
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That map is only of value for 1940 if one superimposes the Alps and the French Maginot-type fortifications on it. The entire border was fortified high mountains, except at Menton on the coast, which the Italians captured just before the ceasefire, too late to exploit.
On the good side, it does show the 1940-42 Italian occupation zone, which I seem to remember ran 50 kilometres inside the pre-war French border.
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the hoped territorial conquest and occupation was even larger than the greater Italian zone of occupation of november 1942-september 1943 :
the goal was to include not only the southeastern depts between Rhône and Alps but also to reach and occupy all the French Mediterranean coast until the Spanish border for the south, and for the northeast to extend it until ~Dijon with the Saône river as limit