Coverart for item
The Resource Italian soldier in North Africa 1941-43, P. Crociani and P.P. Battistelli ; illustrated by Steve Noon

Italian soldier in North Africa 1941-43, P. Crociani and P.P. Battistelli ; illustrated by Steve Noon

Label
Italian soldier in North Africa 1941-43
Title
Italian soldier in North Africa 1941-43
Statement of responsibility
P. Crociani and P.P. Battistelli ; illustrated by Steve Noon
Title variation
Italian soldier in North Africa
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Focusing on the Italian Army in North Africa during World War II, which fought alongside the Afrikakorps under Rommel versus Montgomery and Patton, this title combines with the previous Warrior series books on the subject (and other Osprey titles) to complete the picture of the War in the Desert. Despite the attention paid to the Afrikakorps over the years, it was the numerically far superior forces of the Italian Army that held the line and formed the bulk of the fighting power available to the Axis powers during the War in the Desert from 1941 through to 1943. Their performance has been unfairly criticized over the years - the best units of the Italian Army were equal to those of the British and Germans - but they suffered from a lack of mobility and poor equipment that made it impossible for them to meet mobile British forces on anywhere near equal terms. Despite this, the Italian Army went through many changes through the period, with the introduction of a variety of elite units - armoured, mechanised and parachute divisions that did much to restore the fighting reputation of the Italian soldier in the Desert War. Their German allies belatedly acknowledged this with the redesignation of Panzerarmee Afrika as 1st Italian Army in February 1943. This title details recruitment, organisation and experience of the Italian forces in this theatre, casting new light on a force whose fighting power and capabilities have been unfairly ignored and maligned for too long
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
940.54/1345
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Warrior
Series volume
169
Label
Italian soldier in North Africa 1941-43, P. Crociani and P.P. Battistelli ; illustrated by Steve Noon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 63) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
64 pages
Isbn
9781780968551
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)828893104
Label
Italian soldier in North Africa 1941-43, P. Crociani and P.P. Battistelli ; illustrated by Steve Noon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 63) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
64 pages
Isbn
9781780968551
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)828893104

Library Locations

    • Main LibraryBorrow it
      7711 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA, 70806, US
      30.443886 -91.107152
    • River Center Branch LibraryBorrow it
      120 St. Louis St., Baton Rouge, LA, 70802, US
      30.446665 -91.187910
Processing Feedback ...