D.A.K. war diary entry 9 March 1941

9 March 1941

Arrival and Departure of Subordinated Troops

Arrived in the Operational Zone

M.G.Batl.2

The Commander held a conference with His Excellency Gariboldi in the morning.General Rommel informs the Italian army commander about the situation at the front, especially about the tasks of the Div. Ariete, and politely requests him to order the Div.Brescia forward as a static division (exact content of the discussion in the activity report).

During the afternoon a discussion was held by the Chief of Staff with Colonel Sorrentino[1].

The Italian 14th Blocking Company[2] is subordinated to the 5.lei.Div.

[1]The Italian Chief of Staff.
[2]Probably a divisional Arditi engineer company.

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