Arremba San Zorzo Vita E Morte Dell Incrociatore San Giorgio

Author: Ubaldo V. Rossi
ISBN: 9788842534747
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Un Marinaio Una Storia

Author: Michele T. Mazzucato
Editor: Maggioli Editore
ISBN: 883874114X
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Aircraft Carriers

Author: Chris Bishop
ISBN: 9781845090791
Size: 20,47 MB
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Posthumous Diary

Author: Eugenio Montale
Editor: Turtle Point Pr
Size: 18,29 MB
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Dual language edition of mysterious last works greatest Italian poet of 20th century

Operation Compass 1940

Author: Jon Latimer
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472805402
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The first battle of the desert war, Operation Compass was originally envisaged as a spoiling attack, combined with a reconnaissance in force to disrupt the Italian forces that had advanced into Egypt in September 1940. Lt Gen. Richard O'Connor launched what amounted to a British 'Blitzkrieg'. In less than two months the British forces swept 500 miles along the coast of North Africa. 7th Armoured Division raced across the desert to cut off the retreating Italians, and O'Connor's men destroyed 9 Italian divisions, and took 130,000 prisoners. In March 1941 General Rommel and the Afrikakorps landed at Tripoli.

The Western Desert Campaign 1940 41

Author: Glenn Wahlert
Editor: Big Sky Publishing
ISBN: 0975766929
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While the North African campaign has been studied in detail over the years, much of this study has been dedicated to the battles between the British 8th Army and Rommel's Afrika Korps. There has been little serious study of Wavell's campaign against Italian forces in 1940- 41, nor of the role played by the Australian 6th Division in the eventual Italian defeat. Part of this can be attributed to wartime propaganda that labeled the Italian Army dilettantes and mocked their courage. The truth is much different. Many Italian units showed incredible bravery, and the Australian assaults on fortress towns such as Bardia were far from a walkover. Today's aspiring military commanders need look no further than the early Western Desert campaign for historical examples of brilliant leadership, detailed planning, deception, surprise, maneuver warfare and relentless pursuit, all against overwhelming odds.

The Indian Army In The Two World Wars

Author: Kaushik Roy
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 900418550X
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This collection of seventeen essays based on archival data breaks new ground as regards the contribution of the Indian Army in British war effort during the two World Wars around various parts of the globe.

Iron Hulls Iron Hearts

Author: Ian W Walker
Editor: Crowood
ISBN: 1847974732
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The campaign in North Africa during World War Two was one of the most important of the conflict. The allies fought for control of North Africa against the German Afrika Korps led by Rommel. But the part played by Mussolini's Italian troops, and in particular the armoured divisions, in support of the Germans is not so well known. This painstakingly researched book looks in detail at the role of Mussolini's three armoured divisions - Ariete, Littorio and Centauro - and the invaluable part they played in Rommel's offensive between 1941 and 1943. Indeed, the author is able to show that on many occasions the presence and performance of the Italian armoured divisions was crucial to the success of the axis campaign.

Fallen Eagles The Italian 10th Army In The Opening Campaign In The Western Desert June 1940

Author: Major Howard R. Christie
Editor: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1786250349
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The Italian Army developed a sound and unique combined arms doctrine for mechanized warfare in 1938. This new doctrine was called the “War of Rapid Decision.” It involved the use of mechanized warfare in the Italian version of the blitzkrieg. This doctrine evolved from the lessons learned in the Italian-Ethiopian War of 1935 to 1936 and the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939. With Italy’s entry into World War II, military operations ensued along the Libyan-Egyptian border between the Italian 10th Army and a much smaller British Western Desert Force. The Italian Army in Libya outnumbered the British Army in Egypt by a ratio of four to one. The setting seemed to be ideal for the employment of the War of Rapid Decisions. Moreover, Marshal Rodolfo Graziani, who was the commander of the Italian 10th Army in North Africa during its first campaign in the western desert, had pioneered this new form of mechanized warfare during the Ethiopian War. Surprisingly, the Italian forces in Libya did not employ their new doctrine, reverting instead to more conventional techniques of “mass.” It was Graziani’s failure to utilize the doctrine which he had helped to develop that led to Italy’s embarrassing defeat in 1941.

The Battle Of Alamein

Author: John Bierman
Editor: Viking Press
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Documents World War II campaigns between the invasion of Egypt in 1940 and the surrender of Axis forces in 1943, profiling such figures as the "Desert Fox," Lieutenant General Montgomery, and Hungarian adventurer Laszlo Almasy. 25,000 first printing.