Finding information on relative who joined Italian army in Somalia around 1935

How do I find my Italian war records?

Italian military records are kept by military districts. The archive of the military district stores the records. Most military districts are within the geographical boundaries of a province. A province can have up to three military districts, and in rare cases a military district may encompass two provinces.

When did Italy come to Somalia?

Italy obtained control of it in 1889 and it was incorporated as a state in Italian East Africa in 1936. Britain invaded in 1941 and retained control until it became a UN trust territory under Italian administration in 1950. In 1960 it was united with British Somaliland to form the independent Republic of Somalia.

Who were the first settlers in Somalia?

The original settlers of the Somali region were ethnic Cushites from the fertile lakes of southern Ethiopia. This group is sub-divided into a number of other ethnicities, which are still readily recognized (and fought over) today.

How long was Italy in Somalia?

They show that Italy sponsored 114 projects in Somalia between 1981 and 1990, spending more than a billion dollars. With few exceptions (such as a vaccination program carried out by non-government organizations), the Italian ventures were absurd and wasteful.

What are some Italian last names?

According to the site Italianames [1], the following are the most common surnames in Italy:

  • Rossi.
  • Russo.
  • Ferrari.
  • Esposito.
  • Bianchi.
  • Romano.
  • Colombo.
  • Ricci.

Does Italy have census records?

The first census of Italy was taken in 1871. Since then, a census has been taken every 10 years. You will generally find more complete family information in censuses taken from 1911 to the present.

When did Italians leave Somalia?

Italian Somaliland

Italian Somalia Somalia Italiana Dhulka Talyaaniga ee Soomaaliya الصومال الإيطالي

Why do Somalis speak Italian?

Italian was the mother tongue of the Italian settlers of Somalia. Although it was the primary language since colonial rule, Italian continued to be used among the country’s ruling elite even after 1960 independence when it continued to remain as an official language.

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