Field camp of the Army in Vinschgau in 1964

Deployment of Italian soldiers belonging to the Carabinieri, the customs police, and the Army in South Tyrol.

The full strength of the Italian security forces in the 1960s is still not exactly known. According to estimates, more than 20,000 army soldiers, about 8,000 customs soldiers, and approx. 10,000  Carabinieri were deployed in the region of South Tyrol and Belluno. That would mean that one out of eight Carabiniere was on duty in South Tyrol.

Carabinieri in the Ahrn Valley in 1964

Soldiers on patrol while guarding a transformer substation, without further information

Soldiers in the Passeiertal 1964