Friday, 8 December 2017

List of names of 19,098 mostly Eritreans who got medals for valour for service in the Italian army


List of names of 19,098 individuals mostly Eritreans who got medals for valour for service in the Italian army, by Vito Zita

እዚ መጽናዕቲ ብቅደም ተኸተል ዝርዝር አስማት እቶም ኣብ ትሕቲ መግዛእቲ ጣልያን ብውትድርና ዘገልገሉን ናይ ጅግንነት መዳልያ ዝተዓደሉን ኣስታት 19098 ሰባት የጠቃልል።

ﯾﺠﻤﻊ اﻟﺒﺤﺚ وﺑﺘﺴﻠﺴﻞ زﻣﻨﻲ –   أﺳﻤﺎء اﻟﺠﻨﻮد اﻟﺬﯾﻦ ﻗﺎﺗﻠﻮا ﺗﺤﺖ راﯾﺔ اﻟﺠﯿﺶ اﻹﯾﻄﺎﻟﻲ, واﻟﺬﯾﻦ منحو ﻣﯿﺪاﻟﯿﺎت  الشجاعة , وأﺳﺒﺎب ﺣﺼﻮﻟﮭﻢ على هذه الميداليات. وغالبيتهم من الإرتريين

Medals statistics - Gold medal for military merit: 9;  Silver medal for military merit: 2139; Bronze medal for military merit: 7185; War cross for military merit: 7560; Cross for the merit of war: 2085; Silver medal for civil merit: 6; Bronze medal for civil merit: 2; Solemn commendation: 112. Total: 19098.

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About the author:

VITO ZITA, the author of the book was born in 1960 in Barletta, Italy. He has lived in Siena since 1980 and has worked as a financial consultant, in financial planning and savings management. Since the end of the 1980s he has been involved in studies and research on the social and historical-military aspects of Italian colonial troops. He is a historical consultant for the colonial period at the International Museum of the World Wars, in Rocchetta Nuova IS, Italy. He is a member of the of a number of Associations including ANMIG and ANFI and ANRRA. In addition to several short essays, he published, "The courage of the Ascari - The motivations for the rewards for Military Valor for the war operations in Africa 1890-1943 assigned to the Ascari" (out of print, 2014); "The fallen of the Contrada della Chiocciola in the Great War" (out of print, 2016); "Gino Berardi, officer of colonial cavalry gold medal for Military Valor" edited by P. Angi, V. Zita, G. Zorzetto (2016); "The Colonial Cavalry from birth until 1936" (2016) also in an English version. He curated a permanent museum exhibition dedicated to the ascari at the Italian House of Asmara in November 2016. He is currently writing other works on the subject of colonial military history that will be published, soon. He is engaged in numerous conferences on the historical-military aspects, mainly colonial, which he is the  author or in collaboration with other colleagues.


  1. This is really Great asset for Eritrea's history of the Colonial era.
    Thank you for sharing this.