The Italian Army in World War II
BeschreibungAt its peak the Italian Army contributed 2.5 million troops to the Axis war effort of World War II (1939-1945). English-speaking readers tend to think of this army in terms of the North African campaign; but far more Italian troops served in other theatres. They invaded, and later bore the major burden of occupying, the Balkan countries; and Italy sent 250,000 troops to fight on the Russian Front. In this, the first of a three-part study, Philip Jowett covers the European theatre - including Russia - from 1940 to Italy's armistice with the Allies in 1943. Many interesting uniforms, a number of them new to most readers, are meticulously illustrated by Stephen Andrew.
InhaltsverzeichnisThe Albanian adventure; French farce; Greece and Yugoslavia; the Partisan war; the war of Russia; invasion and revolution.
PortraitPhilip Jowett is a 'small wars' enthusiast who has developed a reputation for primary source research and previously unseen material. His first book for Osprey MAA 306 Chinese Civil War Armies 1911-49 received excellent reviews for precisely these qualities. Having moved on to cover 'bigger' conflicts, Philip has maintained the quality of his research and information.
Untertitel: 'Men-at-Arms'. 8 colour and 50 b&w illustrations, bibliography. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2000
Seitenanzahl: 48 Seiten