Twelfth Army (Italy)

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The Italian Twelfth Army was a French-Italian Army which fought in World War I in the Battle of Vittorio Veneto.

World War I[edit]

After the disastrous defeat at Caporetto (November 1917) the Italian Army was completely reorganized by Armando Diaz and a new 12th Italian Army was formed. It was in fact a French-Italian Army under command of French General Jean César Graziani.
It consisted of [1]

  • 1st Italian Army corps (Donato Etna)
  • 23rd Division of the 12th French Army Corps (Ernest Bonfait)
  • 52nd Alpine Division (Pietro Ronchi)

It played an important role in the successful Battle of Vittorio Veneto (October–November 1918).