Concord 6520 - The Italian Army at War. Europe 1940-43
Concord Publications | PDF | English | ISBN: 9623611501 | 52 pages | 12.4 MB | 2004
Much has been written about the major WWII antagonists such as Germany. However, one of the Third Reich's most ardent supporters, up until the time Mussolini was deposed from power, was Italy. Indeed, when Italy declared war on France and Great Britain on June 10, 1940, it had a formidable total of 73 divisions. This new book from Concord Publications addresses a glaring gap in terms of providing photographic coverage of the Italian infantryman. Written by Philip Jowett, the comprehensive introduction outlines the relative merits and weaknesses of the Italian Army as it launched into a new war on top of its protracted campaign in Ethiopia. It must be noted that this book exclusively covers the Italian Army in Europe, so North Africa is not included.