Arremba San Zorzo Vita E Morte Dell Incrociatore San Giorgio

Author: Ubaldo V. Rossi
ISBN: 9788842534747
Size: 10,41 MB
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Un Marinaio Una Storia

Author: Michele T. Mazzucato
Editor: Maggioli Editore
ISBN: 883874114X
Size: 18,74 MB
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Aircraft Carriers

Author: Chris Bishop
ISBN: 9781845090791
Size: 12,57 MB
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Posthumous Diary

Author: Eugenio Montale
Editor: Turtle Point Pr
Size: 14,14 MB
Format: PDF
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Dual language edition of mysterious last works greatest Italian poet of 20th century

The End Of Barbary Terror

Author: Frederick C. Leiner
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195325400
Size: 19,43 MB
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Drawn upon numerous ship logs, journals, love letters, and government documents, a vivid account of the world of American naval officers and diplomats in the early nineteenth century reveals how they reacted to the Barbary pirates' capture of an obscure Yankee sailing brig off the coast of North Africa in 1812.

Operation Compass 1940

Author: Jon Latimer
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472805402
Size: 13,11 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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 World S Navies

Author: David M. O. Miller
Editor: Salamander Books
ISBN: 9780861016426
Size: 18,33 MB
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The Western Desert Campaign 1940 41

Author: Glenn Wahlert
Editor: Big Sky Publishing
ISBN: 0975766929
Size: 20,81 MB
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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
Size: 14,47 MB
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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
Size: 14,15 MB
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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.