Italian-Albanian war

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Italian-Albanian war

Post by gotenhafen » 11 Aug 2005 22:00

Hello, I'm looking for all possible data concerning non-political aspects of 1939 (7th-14th April) Italian-Albanian war, especially:
- data (with details, if available) on Albanian army (organisation, equipment, OdB, photos!)
- OdB of Italian forces taking a part in war
- description of war operations (battles etc.)
- losses of both armies
- any other photos concerning this topic

This conflict seems to be missing in this forum, so nevertheless I think it would be good to gather some information here.

Regards & thanks in advance

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Post by Lupo Solitario » 11 Aug 2005 22:32

in short:

no data about albanian army

the italian OOB can be found at http://www.comandosupremo.com/Albania.html

practically no combat worthing to be remembered

about 30 losses for italians, unknown for albanians

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Post by gotenhafen » 11 Aug 2005 22:42

1) I strongly doubt in "no data", because even here in Poland I achieved to find some informations, but I ask for more. I believe that there have to be some data in foreign literature, especially Italian, but English probably also. Not mentioning Albanian sources - but I wonder if there are any Albanians here.

2) There were some combats, but I know no details. Only that Abas Kupi defended Durres, and there were also combats in Vlora and Shengjin. May be word "battles" was wrong, but definitely not "no combat worthing to be remembered".

3) I know this OOB, but it presents only units taking a part in war. There's no information about numbers of soldiers, tanks, planes etc.

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Albanian OdB 1939

Post by jarek_g » 12 Aug 2005 08:18

Czesc Gotenhafen,


Some datas about albanian army in 1939,

1. King's Guard (Garda Mbretnore) from 1936 composed by:
a. Command of Guards
b. Ceremonial Company
c. Cavalry Squadron
q. Infantry Battalion
d. Artillery Battery (152 mens)
e. Music Troop

2. Control link http://www.carbinesforcollectors.com/albania.html

3. Interesting foto: http://www.carbinesforcollectors.com/albania.html

Pozdro
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Post by jarek_g » 12 Aug 2005 08:36

Sorry for my mistake; pt 3 is link: http://imageperfection.ca/albania/pic38.jpg
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Post by Lupo Solitario » 12 Aug 2005 10:08

gotenhafen wrote:1) I strongly doubt in "no data", because even here in Poland I achieved to find some informations, but I ask for more. I believe that there have to be some data in foreign literature, especially Italian, but English probably also. Not mentioning Albanian sources - but I wonder if there are any Albanians here.

2) There were some combats, but I know no details. Only that Abas Kupi defended Durres, and there were also combats in Vlora and Shengjin. May be word "battles" was wrong, but definitely not "no combat worthing to be remembered".

3) I know this OOB, but it presents only units taking a part in war. There's no information about numbers of soldiers, tanks, planes etc.

Regards
1) when I told no data, I mean I had no data of my knowledge, if there's someone in Papuasia who got them, I ignore

2) it depends by what you call a battle, the only seriuous fighting was in landing at Durazzo AFAIK

3) ok, the italian army deployed about 10000 men, 94 L tanks, 2 battleships, 7 cruisers, 13 destroyers, 14 torpediniere and 18 transport ships

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