The Italian Army 1940–45 (2)

Africa 1940–43

The Italian Army 1940–45 (2) cover

The Italian Army 1940–45 (2)

Africa 1940–43

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At its peak the Italian Army contributed 2.5 million troops to the Axis war effort. In addition to its major role in North Africa, Italy's army invaded, and later bore the main burden of occupying, the Balkan countries. Italy also sent 250,000 men to fight on the Russian Front. In this second book of a three-part study Philip Jowett covers the organisation, uniforms and insignia of the Italian troops committed to both the North African campaign, and the often neglected East African fighting of 1940-41, including the colourful colonial units. Stephen Andrew's meticulous colour plates illustrate a wide range of uniforms.

Table of Contents

The Italian Army in Africa, 1940 · The MVSN · Colonial troops · Campaigns - East Africa 1940-41; Libya 1940-42; Tunisia 1942-43. · Uniforms, Insignia, Personal Equipment · Commentary on the Colour Artwork · Index

Product details

Published 25 Jan 2001
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781855328655
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 45 b/w; 17 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 349
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Philip Jowett

Philip Jowett was born in Leeds in 1961 and has be…

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Stephen Andrew

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