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Modena, Angelo

MODENA, ANGELO (1867–1938), Italian general. Born in Reggio Emilia on January 28, 1867, he was appointed second lieutenant of the Alpine troops in 1887. He took part in the Italian-Turkish war of 1911–12; promoted to major (he was a captain from 1907), he was decorated with the bronze medal for military valor. In 1915, he was appointed colonel; during World War I, he was also decorated with the silver medal for military valor. In 1927, he was appointed general.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

A. Rovighi, I Militari di Origine Ebraica nel Primo Secolo di Vita dello Stato Italiano, Stato Maggiore dell'Esercito, Ufficio Storico, Roma (1999), 92.