( 1882 – 1955 )
As commander of the 11th Army Corps in Ljubljana, Robotti constantly complained that polices and actions of the High Commissioner for Italian Province of Ljubljana, Emilio Grazioli, were negligent and called for more brutal methods in crush Yugoslav Partisan insurgency.
Finally, on 19 January 1942, Mussolini returned control of the army units from Grazioli to Robotti giving him free hands to suppress insurgency. His first proposal was hostage taking and their execution as reprisals which was quickly made into law.
Next come encircling of Lubljana with barbed wire, machine gun nests and artillery which was later further strengthen by more barbed wire and elaborate network of bunkers. Followed were mass roundups of anyone suspected linked to resistance.
In order to secure vital railroads, Robotti ordered expulsion of people living within 1-2 kilometers of the tracks.
On 16 July after receiving reinforcement from general Roatta bringing his 11th Army Corps to 70000 and finally achieving control over police force, Robotti started his biggest anti-partisan operation yet. Lacking any kind of secrecy or surprise operation often struck into empty space.
- commander of the 53rd Regiment Umbria
- commander of the Brigade Piave
- commander of the 3rd Division Manferrato
- 1940 to 1942 - commander of the XI Army Corps
- 1943 - commander of the General Headquarter Slovenia-Dalmatia
- 1 February 1943 - commander of the Italian 2nd Army in Yugoslavia
- H.James Burgwyn: Empire on the Adriatic: Mussolini's Conquest of Yugoslavia 1941-1943, pages 103-105
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