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13/10/1943 Italy declares war on its former Axis partner Germany

The government of Italy declared war on Germany and joined the Allies. Pietro Badoglio began negotiations with General Eisenhower regarding a conditional surrender of Italy to the Allies. As a response, Germany proceeded with an occupation of Italy.


  • Essentials 

  • Background 

  • Outbreak of the Second World War 

  • Italy enters the war: June 1940 

  • North Africa 

  • East Africa 

  • Balkans 

  • Mediterranean 

  • Eastern Front 

  • Allied Italian Campaign and Italian Civil War 

  • Italy and Japan after the surrender 

  • Casualties 

  • Aftermath 

  • Controversies of historiography