How many soldiers were in the italian army in ww2? How strong and effective was the army?
taly had an Army of 4 million troops during World War 2. For a small country it was a large army but compared to other nations such as the USSR, Germany and the USA it was small. As to being effective it was not. The Italian invasion of south France was a disaster as was the Italian invasion of Greece. The Italian army on the Eastern Front in the USSR had some success but without the Germans the Italian army would have collapsed in North Africa. Italian generals were inept and got their position due to Mussolini not due to skill. Italian tanks were poor as was the Italian Air Force. Italian artillery was quilt good.