Armies of the Greek-Italian War 1940–41

Armies of the Greek-Italian War 1940–41 cover

Armies of the Greek-Italian War 1940–41

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In October 1940 an Italian army some 200,000 strong invaded Greece across its largely undefended border with Albania. Although supported by Great Britain, at first by sea and in the air and later by landing British and ANZAC troops from North Africa, Greece bore the main brunt of the six-month war. Outclassed in materiel and outnumbered, LtGen Papagos's Greek army was so successful against the Italians in north-west Greece that, by 22 November 1940, it was advancing into Italian-held Albania. This would eventually force Hitler to send in German reinforcements to support his beleaguered Italian allies, delaying his invasion of the Soviet Union. Complete with contemporary photographs and full-colour uniform plates, this fascinating study explores the history, organization, and appearance of the armies of this oft forgotten conflict.

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Published 30 Nov 2017
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781472819178
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 30 b/w; 30 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 514
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Phoebus Athanassiou

DR PHOEBUS ATHANASSIOU is a Greek Army (Reserve) o…

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Peter Dennis

Peter Dennis was inspired by contemporary magazine…

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