Two ” Bersaglieri" in a PNF propaganda picture.
The Italian Tenth Army was one of two Italian armies in Italian North Africa during World War II. The Tenth Army in Cyrenaica (eastern Libya) faced the British in the British protectorate, Kingdom of Egypt. The other army, the Italian Fifth Army, was based in Tripolitania (western Libya) and faced French Tunisia.
Portrait of an Italian Bersaglieri (Marksman) on a motorcycle with a Breda 30 light machine gun during the Western Desert Campaign, shortly before the Axis Italian invasion of Egypt. The Bersaglieri have always been a high-mobility light infantry unit and can still be recognized by the distinctive wide brimmed hat that they wear (only in dress uniform in modern times), decorated with black heather cock feathers. Near Sidi Omar, Butnan District, Libya. November 1940.
Portada de la revista “Die wehrmacht”. mayo 1939.