MODENA, ANGELO (1867–1938), Italian general. Born in Reggio Emilia on January 28, 1867, he was appointed second lieutenant of the Alpine troops in 1887. He took part in the Italian-Turkish war of 1911–12; promoted to major (he was a captain from 1907), he was decorated with the bronze medal for military valor. In 1915, he was appointed colonel; during World War I, he was also decorated with the silver medal for military valor. In 1927, he was appointed general. -BIBLIOGRAPHY: A. Rovighi, I Militari di Origine Ebraica nel Primo Secolo di Vita dello Stato Italiano, Stato Maggiore dell'Esercito, Ufficio Storico, Roma (1999), 92. (Massimo Longo Adorno (2nd ed.)

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