January 1944 (3) - Montenero

On the 19th January 1944, German ski troops ambushed two platoons of E Company 2 LIR while they were on patrol near Montenero.

Below we report the war diary report of the action, and when written, it was estimated that 5 men were killed, 13 wounded and 29 were missing.

A very detailed account of the episode can also be found in Nicholas Mosley's book "Time at War".

 

 

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