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General Armando Diaz

Armando Diaz (December 5, 1861February 29, 1928) was a Marshal of Italy. December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... February 29 is the 60th day of a leap year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 306 days remaining. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Born in Naples, he began his military career as a student at the Military Academy of Turin, where he became an artillery officer. He was a colonel commanding the 93rd infantry during the Italo-Turkish War, and major general in 1914. On the outbreak of the World War I, he was assigned to the high command as head of the unit's operations under General Luigi Cadorna. He was promoted to 2-star general in June, 1916, and assumed the command of the 49th division and then the 23rd army corps. Naples (Italian Napoli, Neapolitan Napule, from Greek Νέα Πόλις - Néa Pólis - meaning New City; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is the largest city in southern Italy and capital of Campania Region and the Province of Naples. ... Turin (Italian Torino) is a major industrial city in north-western Italy, capital of the Piedmont region, located mainly on the west bank of the Po River. ... Historically, artillery refers to any engine used for the discharge of projectiles during war. ... In military organizations, an officer is a member of the service who holds a position of responsibility. ... The Italo-Turkish or Turco-Italian War was fought between the Ottoman Empire and Italy from September 28, 1911 to October 18, 1912. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... World War I was primarily a European conflict with many facets: immense human sacrifice, stalemate trench warfare, and the use of new, devastating weapons - tanks, aircraft, machine guns, and poison gas. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... General is a high military rank, used by nearly every country in the world. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ...


The Battle of Caporetto, in October 1917, was disastrous to the army, and on November 8, 1917, he was called to succeed Cadorna as chief of general staff. Recovered what remained of the army, he organized the resistance on Mount Grappa and at the Battle of the Piave River. In 1918 he led the Italian troops in the Battle of Vittorio Veneto, and in his famous bollettino della Vittoria (Victory Address) he communicated the rout of the Austrian army and success of the Italians. The Battle of Caporetto (or Battle of Karfreit as it was known by the Central Powers), took place from 24 October to 9 November 1917, near Kobarid (now Slovenia) on the Austro-Italian front of World War I. Austro-Hungarian forces, reinforced by German units, were able to break into... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... November 8 is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 53 days remaining. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... The Battle of the Piave River was a decisive victory for the Italian army during World War I. The defeat directly led to the downfall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the disintegration of the Austrian army. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... The Battle of Vittorio Veneto was fought between 24 October and 3 November 1918, near Vittorio Veneto, during the Italian Campaign of World War I. It was the decisive battle, in which the Italian and Allied troops routed the Austrian army, conquering Trento and Trieste, and causing the Austrians to...


After the war Diaz became a senator and in 1921 was given title of Duca della Vittoria. In the same year Benito Mussolini named him Minister of War, and he was promoted to Field Marshal. Upon retirement, in 1924, he was given the honor of Marshal of Italy. 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini (Predappio near Forlì, July 29, 1883 – Giulino di Mezzegra near Como, April 28, 1945) led Italy from 1922 to 1943. ... Note: This article is about the military usage of the word marshal. For other usages, see the end of this article. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


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This article uses material from the equivalent Italian-language article, retrieved November 16, 2005.


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Armando Diaz (December 5, 1861–February 29, 1928) was an Italian general and a Marshal of Italy.
Born in Naples, Diaz began his military career as a student at the Military Academy of Turin, where he became an artillery officer.
After the war Diaz became a senator and in 1921 was given title of Duca della Vittoria.
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