On March 11th, the Italian Black Flame Division under General Coppi launched a major attack from the north-east. Their objective: to capture the provincial capital of Guadalajara from the Spanish Republican 11th Division, positioned just south of Torija. With armored cars, tanks and artillery support, the Italians moved forward in their initial assault to crack the outer defenses of Tojira.
Attacker: Nationalist (Elements of the Italian Black Flame Division)
Defender: Republican (Elements Edgar Andre Btn, 11th Infantry Division)