Lt.Gen. Mario Robotti

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Lt.Gen. Mario Robotti

Post by K.Kocjancic » 10 May 2007 16:47


Robotti

Mario, Lieutenant-General

(1882 – )

Commanding Officer 53rd Regiment Umbria

Commanding Officer Brigade Piave

General Officer Commanding 3rd Division Manferrato
1940
- 1942
General Officer Commanding XI Corps
1943
General Officer Commanding General Headquarter Slovenia-Dalmatia
1943
General Officer Commanding 2nd Army, Yugoslavia
http://www.generals.dk/general/Robotti/Mario/Italy.html

Does anyone have any more info on him?

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Post by Steen Ammentorp » 14 May 2007 18:05

Klemen,

According to Jonathan Steinberg's 'All Or Nothing : The Axis and the Holocaust 1941-1943' then Robotti died in 1955.

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Post by K.Kocjancic » 14 May 2007 18:39

Thanks!

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Klemen

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Re: Lt.Gen. Mario Robotti

Post by Dr Eisvogel » 31 May 2017 09:50

Does anybody know what happened with General Mario Robotti after the Italian capitulation, in the period between September 8th 1943 and May 8th 1945?

Was he captured by the Germans and then extradited to Italian Social Republic (RSI) or did he fled from his commanding post and was arrested by RSI?

Where did he serve his prison sentence, once he was sentenced by RSI court for treason?
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Re: Lt.Gen. Mario Robotti

Post by SloveneLiberal » 26 Mar 2020 19:10

I think general Robotti fled from his commanding post after 8.9.1943. I found this: Italian historians mr. Pino Adriano and mr. Giorgo Cingolani are claiming that marshal Badoglio ordered Italian troops in Yugoslavia that they should stop with all hostile activities against western allies, but should answer with force only if they would be attacked by any other side ( Germans, ustashe, partisans under Tito or chetniks ). The order was not very clear and it was further complicated because Mario Robotti fled from his commanding post.

Nacionalizem in nasilje, written by Pino Adriano and Giorgo Cingolani, published in 2019 in Slovenia, page 300.

Check also this conncerning Italian policy in Yugoslavia/Slovenia after the collapse of fascism and before capitulation:

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Re: Lt.Gen. Mario Robotti

Post by LColombo » 27 Mar 2020 11:11

As far as I know Robotti escaped from Susak to Venice by ship after 8 September. Afterwards all I can find is that he "avoided capture" (from the Germans).

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Re: Lt.Gen. Mario Robotti

Post by SloveneLiberal » 26 Apr 2020 13:11

From SOE archives: general Mario Robotti is mentioned in SOE papers from summer 1943 as commander of second army who surrendered throught SOE channels. SOE agent from Dalmatia reported in days after Italian capitulation in September 1943 that Robotti is likely ready to allow allied landing in Dalmatia, but Italian forces there will apparently not resist to Germans.

Operacija Julijska Krajina, written by dr. Gorazd Bajc, published in Koper, 2006, pages 132,135.


It seems also that after Quebec conference there was a change in allied strategy. First the plan was to concentrate Italian troops at Adriatic cost and then transport them with the help of allied ships in Italy. But later it was decided Italian troops should resist to Germans in Balkans. General Wilson declared after capitulation that Italian soldiers in Balkans are now under his command and should either resist to Germans and if they do not want to do this they should give their weapons to Yugoslav forces and go home. Robotti apparently decided for the second option despite marshal Badoglio demanded differently.

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Re: Lt.Gen. Mario Robotti

Post by Comando Supremo » 20 May 2020 05:42

We just published a brief bio on Mario Robotti here: https://comandosupremo.com/mario-robotti/

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