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The Battle of Saranda took place in southern Albania between the Italians and the Greeks in December, 1940, during the Greco-Italian War in World War II.

The Italians had attempted an invasion of Greece, but soon they had been thrown back. The battle was won by the Greeks who captured the port of Sarandë (named by Fascist Italy Porto Eda). Immediately after the battle, Italian Chief of Staff, Pietro Badoglio, resigned from his post.[1]

The Greeks occupied part of Northern Epirus (part of southern Albania), which was already a matter of territorial dispute between Albania and Greece.


  1. ^ One by one. Harvard university printing office. 1943. pp. 97.

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