Italian General Fedele de Giorgis

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Italian General Fedele de Giorgis

Post by adalberto » 21 Aug 2011 00:59

Hello Gentlemen,

I like to know the date and place of death of Fedele de Giorgis.
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Re: Italian General Fedele de Giorgis

Post by Urmel » 30 Aug 2011 11:45

I hope someone knows it, I'd be interested as well. He survived the war and continued his career in the Italian military, that's all I know.
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Re: Italian General Fedele de Giorgis

Post by Urmel » 12 Oct 2012 20:54

Here's a picture of him after his surrender of the Halfaya position. From Ebay.
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Re: Italian General Fedele de Giorgis

Post by Steen Ammentorp » 30 Oct 2012 21:13

Perhaps you have already found the date of his death, but anyway :-)
He died on the 4th February 1964 in Rome. Strangely his death notifications in La Stampa gives his name as Federico de Giorgis.
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Re: Italian General Fedele de Giorgis

Post by Urmel » 18 Jan 2020 16:19

Dear Steen

I have looked at the picture you use, and I am reasonably convinced it is a photoshop, since I cannot see a situation where Gen. de Giorgis would have worn the Ritterkreuz. It was awarded when he was in captivity, and he joined the Royalist forces after his release. Why don't you change it for a more appropriate one like the one here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fede ... iorgis.jpg

or here:

http://www.carabinieri.it/arma/ieri/com ... de-giorgis

If you would like me to I can also translate his biography on the Carabinieri site.
The enemy had superiority in numbers, his tanks were more heavily armoured, they had larger calibre guns with nearly twice the effective range of ours, and their telescopes were superior. 5 RTR 19/11/41

The CRUSADER Project - The Winter Battle 1941/42

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Re: Italian General Fedele de Giorgis

Post by Steen Ammentorp » 18 Jan 2020 19:06

Hi Urmel,
Thank you. I haven't given it much thought but will replace it. I believe however that it is contemporary retouched press photo and not a photoshop, though the difference is small when it comes to correctness.
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