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Help locating mountain in Albania

Post by Luca1969 » 01 Feb 2021 11:03

Hello everyone,

I am trying to locate a place in Albania where the 225th italian regiment fought harshly with the Greeks on December 3, 1940.

Italian documents speak of Guri Rejanit. I am not able to find it in any map, I only understand it is near Lake Ochrid.

Can someone help me? Also if someone has informations/pictures of the 225 during those days I would highly appreciate!

Thank you!!!!

Luca

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Re: Help locating mountain in Albania

Post by Kingfish » 02 Feb 2021 11:36

This may help:
viewtopic.php?t=121063

Scroll down to Lugo's post, second to last.

While It doesn't pinpoint the location it at least brackets it to within a few miles.
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Re: Help locating mountain in Albania

Post by jwsleser » 02 Feb 2021 19:59

Luca

The attached map from the Greek official history covers the operations of the XVII Μεραρχια (Division). The 31st Regiment was the unit that captured Height 1532 (Guri Rejanit, Quota 1589).

The 31st is the western-most regiment of the division. You will see 3/12 marked on the map (3 decembre) indicating the position reached by the regiment on that day.
GreekXVIIDivOps.jpeg
The map from the Italian official history doesn't offer as much. Guri Rejanit is located just to the left of the number 17 in the 17 Division symbol.
CampGreciaS71.jpeg
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Re: Help locating mountain in Albania

Post by GregSingh » 02 Feb 2021 23:24

Good maps!

This peak is now called Maja Rzhanit (1589 meters).

Google does not name it, but these are coordinates :40°51'07.8"N 20°35'54.5"E or 40.852174, 20.598465

Also you can see it here, very good site to track down any mountain!
https://peakvisor.com/peak/maja-rzhanit.html
Just expand small map in the top left corner.
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Re: Help locating mountain in Albania

Post by Luca1969 » 05 Feb 2021 10:02

Thank you so much for your assistance and maps. I knew it was mispelled!

@gwsleser, do you have access to the official history? Any chance you can send me the pages with the description of the operations on those days? (I believe the Greek attack started on November 29)?

Also do you know if any italian prisoner list was ever kept by the greek and surfaced?

Thank you so much!

Luca

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Re: Help locating mountain in Albania

Post by jwsleser » 05 Feb 2021 14:42

Luca1969

Which history do you need, the Italian or the Greek?

RE: Prisoners. While I am sure there are lists of Italian prisoners held by the Greek military, I have not seen anyway to access such lists on the internet. Have you requested the Foglio Matricolare from the Italian government of the Italian soldier you are researching?

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Re: Help locating mountain in Albania

Post by Luca1969 » 06 Feb 2021 19:28

Jeff,

any you have would be good, best would be to compare the stories. My soldier was a sergeant in the 225 and he went missing on the 3rd of December 1940 on Guri i Rejanit. He never came back and they never located the body, I am assuming he died but I wanted to check if for any luck he appeared in the prisoners list so that one could assume he died in captivity.

Thanks!

Luca

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