Italian invasion of Albania
|Italian invasion of Albania (1939)|
|Part of Interwar period|
|Commanders and leaders|
Mujo Ulqinaku †
+10.000 with civil support
3 torpedo boats
|Casualties and losses|
Benito Mussolini started the plan and began to build up armies on the Italian water border. Albania was aware of the invasion but did not Know when it would happen, Zog I the King of the Albanians ordered out his armies in defense in case.
On April 7, Mussolini launched a surprise attack on the Albanian coast. A fleet of Italian ships were ready and prepared to advance inland. The Italians then attacked the coast without any warning.
Only a day after they attacked they already controlled much of Albania but continued to fight the invasion ended on April 12, after Albania surrendered all of Albania was under Italian control by April 10 though.