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Author Topic: 2nd Battaglione paracadutisti 'Tarquinia'  (Read 3076 times)
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« on: 26 February 2009, 06:09:36 »

This rare propaganda postcard shows the 2nd Battalion of the Folgore Parachute division 'in action' in a stylized version of a combat landing.
The 1st and 2nd bat. were formed on September 1, 1941, and joined by the 3rd bat. in July of 1942.  The unit had to be re-formed after El Alamein.  After "heroic" fighting in Tunisia in late 1942, the unit was sent to Italy where it was disbanded.

Edit:  the above info was (poorly) translated by me from a commemorative postcard--not shown (yet!)--that contained a brief history of the unit.  Here is a link to the wikipedia article on the Folgore Brigade http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folgore_Parachute_Brigade  which also seems to be written by a non-native English speaker.
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