The Italian Army 1940-45 (2): Africa 1940-43 by Philip JowettThe Italian Army 1940-45 (2): Africa 1940-43 by Philip Jowett

The Italian Army 1940-45 (2): Africa 1940-43

byPhilip JowettIllustratorStephen Andrew

Paperback | January 25, 2001

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At its peak the Italian Army contributed 2.5 million troops to the Axis war effort during World War II (1939-1945). 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.
Philip S. Jowett was born in Leeds in 1961, and has been interested in military history for as long as he can remember. Before beginning his series on the Italian Army of World War II he was the author of the much praised Men-at-Arms 306 Chinese Civil War Armies 1911-49. A rugby league enthusiast and amateur genealogist, he is married ...
Title:The Italian Army 1940-45 (2): Africa 1940-43Format:PaperbackPublished:January 25, 2001Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1855328658

ISBN - 13:9781855328655

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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