122nd Division (Franco's Army) - 122.ª División (Ejército franquista)

122nd Division
Active 1938-1939
country Spain
Fidelity Spanish flag Uprising side
Rama/s Franco's Army
Type Infantry
Size Division
High command

Notable commanders
Luis Redondo
Wars and battles
Spanish Civil War

The 122nd Division was a Division of the Francoist Army that played an important role in the Spanish Civil War .

Record

The division was created in January 1938, originally organized as a reserve unit of the Army of the South . [ 1 ] It was under the command of Colonel Luis Redondo , [ 2 ] in a reserve situation after the Francoist lines.

En julio de 1938, integrada en una agrupación de maniobra bajo el mando del general Queipo de Llano,[3]​ intervino en la ofensiva franquista para el cierre de la Bolsa de Mérida.[4]​ La ofensiva comenzó el 20 de julio y en apenas unas jornadas las fuerzas franquistas lograron cercar —y destruir— a numerosas fuerzas republicanas del Ejército de Extremadura.[5]​ En agosto intervino en una nueva ofensiva que llevó a la conquista del saliente de Cabeza del Buey.[6]

After the end of the fighting in Extremadura, the division was deployed in the Córdoba-Almorchón railway area . [ 7 ] intervene actively during the Battle of Peñarroya , between January and February 1939. [ 8 ]

Later it was assigned along with other units in the so-called Andalusian Army Corps . [ 9 ]

References

Bibliography

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