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UNIQUE ID 1156: CARRO ARMATO M13/40 TANK

Italian Cemetery, El Alamein, Egypt

(Location: Italian Cemetery)


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Unique ID: 1156
Added to Database: February 2010
Last Edited: February 2010
Type (ID): Carro Armato M13/40 (5300)
Model (ID): Carro Armato M13/40 (5310)
Location Category (ID): Italian Cemetery (28550)
Location (ID): Italian Cemetery (28550)
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Registration: “RE 3700” painted on nose.
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Location History:
(see map)

1: Fiat Ansaldo Company, Genova, Province of Genova, Liguria, Italy (Manufacturer)
2: Italian Cemetery, El Alamein, Matruh, Egypt (Current location)


Text in original Preserved Italian Tanks publication:

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Text in original Preserved Tanks In Egypt publication:

This tank has an original turret and superstructure but is missing most of its hull and all of its wheels, tracks and suspension; these have been replaced by a stone replica. A plaque is mounted in front of it that reads as follows:

Questo simulacro, con torretta e targa del carro M13 RE° 3700 realizzato inizialmente
da Paolo Caccia Dominioni, e stato ricostruito a cura del Commissariato Generale per le
Onoranze ai Caduti in Guerra.

Il carro era in forza alla 3^ ep. Dell’ XI tg. cr. Dell D. mot “TRIESTE”

Il suo equipaggio si immolo, il 10 luglio 1942, nell’attaco per la riconquista di Tell El
Eissa, la fatidica Q33.

Il Cap Vittorio BULGARELLI, Comandante la compagnia, cadde a Tell El Aqqaqir il 2
novembre successivo nell’ultima battaglia di El Alamein e riposa qui, nel Sacraria.

Il Maggiore Gabrielo VERRI, commandante del battagliano, Medagl a d’Argento al V.M.
“Sul campo”, fu a ena volta ferito e gravemente mutilato nella stessa battaglia.

Questa targa vuole rammentare nel tempo il cosciente ed eroico sacrificio di Comandanti
e Gregari ed onorane la memoria, con quella di tutti i Carristi del Deserto italiani.

Alamein, Deserto occidentale Egiziano

Ottobre 2003

This statue, with the turret and the M13 tank registration plate RE 3700, initially created
by Paolo Caccia Dominioni, was rebuilt with care by the Commisioner General for the
Honour of the Fallen in War.

The tank was in the forces of the 3rd troop of the XI Tank Battalion of the Trieste Division.

Its crew was sacrificed on 10 July 1942, in the attack for the recapture of Tell El
Eissa, the fateful Q33.

Captain Vittorio BULGARELLI, the company commander, fell at Tell El Aqqaqir on 2
November following the last battle of El Alamein and rests here, in the Shrine.

Major Gabrielo VERRI, the battle commander, Medal of Silver at V.M.
“In the field”, was at the same time badly wounded and maimed in the same battle.

This plaque will remember over time the conscious and heroic sacrifice of the officers
and ranks and honour their memory, with that of all Italian Desert Tankers.

Alamein, Eqyptian Western Desert

October 2003




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October 2008

Front right view
1: Front right view

Taken: 21 October 2008
Contributor: I. Holloway
Photo ID: 2666
Added: 7 February 2010
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Front view
2: Front view

Taken: 21 October 2008
Contributor: I. Holloway
Photo ID: 2667
Added: 7 February 2010
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Plaque
3: Plaque

Taken: 21 October 2008
Contributor: I. Holloway
Photo ID: 2668
Added: 7 February 2010
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