Originally Posted by Artyom_A
The only division shifted from EF was LSAH and it made it without own tanks which were left to other divisions. Most of those 9 divisions mentioned were destroyed in Stalingrad and Tunisia and were built anew in Italy or France. Part of them were already present in Italy when the campaign started (*), the others were only temporarily involved in disarmament of the Italian Army and were released thereafter.
* On 30.6.43 there were some 600 German tanks and assault guns in Italy.
Yeah I thought that there was some issues with that statement on second thought..
Also, around Oct 1943, the Germans made a concentrated counterstrike against 5GTA at Krivoi Rog with several mobile divisions (two of them the newly arrived 14.Pz and 24.Pz). This pushed back 5GTA momentarily but did not result in heavy losses for them.