The Italian Army 1940-45 (1): Europe 1940-43 by Philip JowettThe Italian Army 1940-45 (1): Europe 1940-43 by Philip Jowett

The Italian Army 1940-45 (1): Europe 1940-43

byPhilip JowettIllustratorStephen Andrew

Paperback | April 25, 2000

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At its peak the Italian Army contributed 2.5 million troops to the Axis war effort of World War II (1939-1945). English-speaking readers tend to think of this army in terms of the North African campaign; but far more Italian troops served in other theatres. They invaded, and later bore the major burden of occupying, the Balkan countries; and Italy sent 250,000 troops to fight on the Russian Front. In this, the first of a three-part study, Philip Jowett covers the European theatre - including Russia - from 1940 to Italy's armistice with the Allies in 1943. Many interesting uniforms, a number of them new to most readers, are meticulously illustrated by Stephen Andrew.
Philip Jowett is a 'small wars' enthusiast who has developed a reputation for primary source research and previously unseen material. His first book for Osprey MAA 306 Chinese Civil War Armies 1911-49 received excellent reviews for precisely these qualities. Having moved on to cover 'bigger' conflicts, Philip has maintained the quality...
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Title:The Italian Army 1940-45 (1): Europe 1940-43Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.88 × 7.25 × 0.13 inPublished:April 25, 2000Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:185532864X

ISBN - 13:9781855328648

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Table of Contents

Introduction · The Albanian adventure · French farce · Greece and Yugoslavia · The Partisan war · the war in Russia · Invasion and revolution · Bibliography · The Plates

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Fighting on everything from the Russian snows to the sands of North Africa and all points in between, the Italian army saw action on every European front until their capitulation in 1943. The Italian Army in World War II is the first of a three-part series examining the Italian contribution to the Axis war effort. Charting their invasion of Albania and Greece, presence in Africa on the Russian front – including the dreaded Italian Cossacks – as well as their anti-partisan duties in the Balkans and Yugoslavia, this volume provides more than 50 black-and-white images of the Italian army in action and colour plates displaying their many distinctive uniforms.