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Italian Armed Forces And Industry In Early World War 2

Italian Forces and Industry in Early World War 2 (1939-1940)

Intro Prior to World War 2 both Hitler and Mussolini were boasting about their military forces to each other. Mussolini announced in 1934 that he can mobilize 6 Million soldiers, in 1936 he increased the number to 8 million and in 1939 to 12 million. (Schreiber, Gerhard: S. 54, in Deutsche Reich und der Zweite Weltkrieg, Band 3) If those …

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Imperial Roman Army Recruitment Process Probatio

Imperial Roman Army – Recruitment

Intro The Imperial Roman Army has been and is still admired by many people as an excellent fighting force. There are many reasons why the Roman Army was so effective, one was its recruitment process (probatio) which consisted in determining if a potential recruit fulfilled the necessary criteria to serve in the Imperial Roman Army. Requirements There were physical, mental …

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