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Battle of Agordat
Young Italian cavalry officer, Amedeo Guillet was involved in the Abyssinia campaign in 1935. Seriously wounded, he received his first medals for Gallatry in the battle. Then in 1937, he participated in the Spanish civil war in the tanks unit …
Young Italian cavalry officer, Amedeo Guillet was involved in the Abyssinia campaign in 1935. Seriously wounded, he received his first medals for Gallatry in the battle. Then in 1937, he participated in the Spanish civil war in the tanks unit of the "Fiamme Nere" Division. In 1939, He was in Eritrea to fight against the Ethiopian guerilla, at that time he was qualified as "Commandante Diavolo" by his troopers. In January of 1941, the British advance threatened the city of Agordat, Lieutenant Guillet, with 500 native troopers decided to charge a British column of the "Gazelle Force" on the road to Barentù. Composed with Indian infantrymen of the 4/11th Sikh Regiment, guns of the 25th Field Artillery Regiment and Matildas tanks of the Surrey & Sussex Yeomanry, the British column had a bivouac for the night. In the early morning of the 21st of January, the cavalry charge created a wave of panic in the camp but during the second charge, all British weapons fired against the troopers : rifles, field guns and tanks machine-guns. When Amedeo Guillet reassembled his troopers, only 180 were still alive, but the "Gazelle Force" was stopped for a while.
The East African campaign was fought in East Africa during the Second World War by Allies of World War II, mainly from the British Empire, against Italy and its colony of Italian East Africa, between June 1940 and November 1941. The British Middle East Command with troops from the United Kingdom, South Africa, British India, Uganda Protectorate, Kenya, Somaliland, West Africa, Northern and Southern Rhodesia, Sudan and Nyasaland participated in the campaign. These were joined by the Allied Force Publique of Belgian Congo, Imperial Ethiopian Arbegnoch and a small unit of Free French.
Wikipedia: East African campaign (World War II)
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Board Type: Desert
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