15 February 1941: Parade Day

And we’re moving on with the war diary of the D.A.K.

Meeting of Commanding General with General Raotta[1]. At 13.00 hours parade of A.A.3 and Panzerjaegerabteilung 39 ready in front of the Castello. Afterwards passing of the parade in front of the Grand-Hotel before the Commanding General and the highest Italian authorities.

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While I am not certain, this picture could likely be one showing the first parade held on 15 February.

Aftwards short breakfast with General Raotta in the palais of Marshal Balbo[2]. Afterwards Commanding General, Chief of Staff, and General Raotta drive to Carian and Jefren to inspect the position on the high line. Return around evening.

A.A.3 and Pz.Jaeger Abteilung 39 have immediately marched off and around 22.30 hours arrived in Misurata.

[1]Roatta

[2]Marshal Italo Balbo, a hero of fascism who died when his plane was shot down over Tobruk in a friendly fire incident in 1940.

One thought on “15 February 1941: Parade Day

  1. Thanks for doing this Andreas. The DAK war diary used to be available on-line, so I never bothered to download it. But now it has gone (or at least I can’t find it), this will prove to be an invaluable resource.
    I like the way you do it day by day too.

    Best wishes,
    David.

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