The disarming of the Italian forces in Northern Italy by SS-Panzer-Grenadier Division 1 Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler had gone peacefully. The reports of sizeable number of Italian 14th Army troops that had begun to withdraw into the mountains along the French border and were now being regrouped by capable officers was of concern to Germans. III/Panzer-Grenadier Regiment 2 was sent in to disarm them. An Italian Lieutenant Colonel appeared at the headquarters of the commander of the III/Panzer-Grenadier Regiment 2, Sturmbannfuhrer Peiper, as official parlementaire for the Italian 4th Army. Under orders from his Army high command the Italians demanded that Peiper withdraw his battalion from the Province of Cuneo. Otherwise, it would be destroyed to its last man.
Attacker: Italian (Elements 14th Army)
Defender: German (SS) (Elements Co 14, Pzr-Grndr Regt 2 Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler)