Autoblinda AB41 of the Cavalry Regiment "Lancieri di Montebello"
Note : Turret at 6 o'clock for increasing firepower by rear machine gun
The Battle for Rome, September 9-11, 1943
Italian [in blue] and German [in red] Units, Sep 8-11, 1943
Via Laurentina, September 9, 1943
German 2.Fsch.Jg.Div. with 37mm and 50mm AT guns approaching Rome from the South (Ostia)
Autoblinda AB41 of the Cavalry Regiment "Lancieri di Montebello"
Note : Turret at 6 o'clock for increasing firepower by rear machine gun
With two AB41 hit, the first defenders raise their hands ...
First victims of Marshal Badoglio's armistice on September 3, 1943
Porta San Paolo, September 10, 1943
Camionetta AS 42 "Metrpolitana" of the "Motorized Assault Battalion" armed with Breda 37 MG and 47/32 AT gun
Very effective Semovente M42 da 75/18 of "Montebello"
Inf.Div. "Granatieri di Sardegna" awaiting the German onslaught
in the background left : Semovente M42 and Isotta-Fraschini D80 truck
100mm Howitzer "Obice da 100/17" of the "Granatieri di Sardegna"
Jerry cans on both hull sides (4 on the left, 2 on the right)
Note newly designed rear hull and engine deck of M42 series
R.E. 6225 approaching its rendezvous with destiny ...
The end of R.E. 6225 - in total 570 casualties on the Italian and 100+ on the German side
Aftermath
German Paras passing an abandoned Fiat 666 NM heavy truck
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