Second Battle of the Alps

The Second Battle of the Alps (French: deuxième bataille des Alpes; Italian: seconda battaglia delle Alpi) was a military campaign fought between combined German and Italian Social Republic forces, and the re-established French Republic led by Charles de Gaulle.[4]

Second Battle of the Alps
Part of the Western Front of World War II

Stuart tank preserved as memorial to the battle of Authion
Date23 March – 2 May, 1945
Location
Franco-Italian border
Result

See Aftermath

Territorial
changes
Tende and La Brigue annexed by France[1]
Belligerents
France  Italian Social Republic
Germany
Commanders and leaders
Paul-André Doyen [fr] Hans Schlemmer
Strength
40,000 men[2] 4 divisions
(2 Italian, 2 German)[3]
Casualties and losses
2,287 casualties:
393 killed
1,730 wounded
164 missing or captured[2]
1,453 casualties:
800 killed or wounded
653 captured[4]