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Emanuele Pugliese

PUGLIESE, EMANUELE (1874–1967), Italian soldier. His military career began when he took part in the Italo-Turkish war (1911–12). With the entry of Italy into World War I, Pugliese rose rapidly. In 1917, he took part in the battle of Vittorio Veneto. At the end of the war, he became a divisional commander and as such he fought in the war in Albania in 1920. In 1931, he was appointed military commander of Sardinia and in 1934 reached the rank of lieutenant general and corps commander. Pugliese received the highest military decoration of his own country and many foreign honors.


A. Rovighi, I Militari di Origine Ebraica nel Primo Secolo di Vita dello Stato Italiano (1999), 87.

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