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Old 17 Jan 17, 00:19
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CSIR in Russia

As the original expeditionary force to Russia the (CSIR) divisions were moved by rail and consisted of 3 divisions the Pasubio, Torino and Duca Amadeo D Aosta. Techically motorized Motorized meant something quite different in the Italian army than it did in the German army. None of the divisions ever had the proper complement of vehicles and even if they had there was insufficient fuel to keep them running. Frequently as in North Africa, "Motorized" meant mobile but in face was only semi-mobile. For instance there might only be enough trucks to carry one battalion at a time. In North Africa "Motorized" units might also be issued with bicycles due to the shortage of motor trucks.
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