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Italian Battleships of WWII - OS2182

Italy's navy, the Regia Marina was the fourth-largest naval force in the world at the outbreak of World War II, and yet is often overlooked. This book details why the Italian battleships were able to maintain a solid reputation, examining their impressive designs and the courage and determination of the fleet at Calabria, Sirte, Cape Spartiveto and Cape Matapan, all illustrated with stunning photographs from the Italian Navy's own archives. New Vanguard 182; Stille; 48 pages.

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Early Roman Warrior - OS4156

The prototypical 'Roman Legionnaire' often seen on television and in movies is actually the product of nearly a millennium of military development. Far back in the Bronze Age, before the city of Rome existed, a loose collection of independent hamlets eventually formed into a village. From this base, the earliest Roman warriors launched cattle raids and ambushes against their enemies. At some point during this time, the Romans began a period of expansion, conquering land and absorbing peoples. Soon, they had adopted classical Greek fighting methods with militia forming in phalanxes. Covers the evolution of the earliest Roman warriors and their development into an army that would eventually conquer the known world. Warrior 156; Fields; 64 pages.

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53 Stormo - OS1538

A detailed examination of one of Italy's leading units in World War 2, 53 Stormo saw action on the French Front, the Balkans, in North Africa and the Mediterranean in some of the most iconic Italian fighters of the conflict - CR.32/42, Fiat G.50, Macchi C.200 and C.202, as well as the Bf 109G, 53 Stormo fought its final actions over Rome, Torino and Milan. Featuring first-hand accounts, numerous photos and colorful artwork, this book is a great reference for the modeler or the enthusiast. Aviation Elite Units 38; 128 pages.

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Fiat CR.32 Aces of the Spanish Civil War - OS1094

The CR.32 Freccia was a handsome and highly maneuverable biplane fighter. During General Franco's fight with the Republicans for the control of Spain from 1936-39, no fewer than 477 CR.32s were involved, with an astounding 709 confirmed aerial victories, and an additional 320 kills claimed, for just 62 losses. As these statistics reveal, the CR.32 was the unrivalled master of the skies over Spain. By the war's end, the five leading aces of the conflict were all Spanish CR.32 pilots. Their exploits, and those of the other leading CR.32 aces, are examined for the first time in English in this exciting volume. Aircraft of the Aces 94; 96 pages.

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Italian WWI Aces - OS1089

The Italian aces of World War 1 have gone down in history as the irrefutable masters of the skies in the battle against their Austro-Hungarian enemies. In this often forgotten theater of warfare these remarkable pilots gave the Italian forces an undisputed air superiority and left an enduring legacy as extraordinary men. Having interviewed the descendants of almost every Italian ace from the Great War, Paolo Varriale uncovers these fighters' incredible and sometimes tragic histories. Years of painstaking research has culminated in this truly groundbreaking study which brings to life the exploits of such famous aces as Baracca, Ruffo and Piccio, and the lesser known Riva, Sabelli and Nardini. Letters, diaries and unpublished photographs shed light on previously unknown personal and unit insignia, exposing many myths and making this a commanding addition to the aviation history of World War I. 96 pages.

Paolo Varriale is the Curator of the Baracca Museum and a World War I consultant to the Italian Air Force Historical Office, which has published his tomes on Italian World War 1 aviation units and aces. A staff writer of the online aerospace journal Dedalo News (www.dedalonews.it), he is widely published in Italian and foreign aviation magazines. A life-long enthusiast of vintage aircraft, he served for many years on the Board of Directors of GAVS (Italian historical aircraft preservation association), and has participated in the restoration of various aircraft.

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Fiat CR.42 Aces of WWII - OS1047

Authored by Hakan Gustavsson and Ludovico Slongo and illustrated by Richard Caruana. The Fiat CR.42, a logical development of the Fiat CR.32, was the last single-seat fighter biplane to be produced. It entered service with the Italian Regia Aeronautica in May 1939 before being exported to Belgium, Hungary and Sweden and was an excellent airplane. Its combat debut came when the Belgian air force threw its fleet into action during the German invasion of the Low Countries on 10th May 1940. Despite being quickly overwhelmed, the Belgian pilots managed to make a number of aerial claims. The CR.42 became heavily involved in the fighting in North Africa and although it was replaced by more modern fighters, it continued in a point defense and ground support role until the end of the war.

Drawing on research from a range of sources, this book examines the extensive employment of the Italian fighter plane during the course of World War II. Trade Paperback, 96 pages.

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SPAD XII/XIII Aces of WWI - OS1047

SPAD XII/XIII Aces of World War 1 (SC). Guttman. Aircraft of the Aces 47. The SPAD XIII enjoyed great success on the Western Front in WW I and was used by French, Italian, British, and American pilots - includes good coverage of Italian aces flying the Spad VII/XIII. 77a and 91a Squadriglie. Color profile of SPAD XIII of Capt. Franceso Baracca. Numerous B&W photos, 40 full color profiles. Apendices & index. 96 pgs.

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Italian Arditi Elite Assault Troops - OS4087

Italian Arditi Elite Assault Troops 1917-20 (SC). Pirocchi. Warrior 87. Provides a detailed look at the history, weapons, training, and equipment of the Italian assault units of WW I. Includes full color artwork, data tables, maps, and dozens of B&W photos. 64 pgs.

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Italian Blackshirt - OS4144

This book documents the experiences of the Italian armed Fascist militia, the Camicie Nere (Blackshirts), from the Italian-Ethiopian war of 1935-36, through the Spanish Civil War to the end of World War II. It explores their origins, development, recruitment, training, conditions of service, uniforms and equipment, battle experience, political and ideological motivation. The Blackshirt legions were raised under army control from 1928, and were employed in 1933 in Libya in counterinsurgency operations against the Senussi tribes; from 1935 in Italy's war against Ethiopia; and during the Spanish Civil War. Following the outbreak of World War II, the Blackshirts fought in North Africa, Greece, Croatia, on the Eastern Front and finally in Italy itself following the Allied invasion. Warrior 144; 64 pages.

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WWII Desert Tactics - OS9162

World War II Desert Tactics. Elite 162. From 1940 to 1943 North Africa saw the first major desert campaign by modern mechanized armies. The British, Italians, German Afrika Korps and US Army all addressed and learned from the special problems - human, logistical, mechanical and tactical - of the desert environment, most significantly fighting in a terrain empty of resources and offering little chance of concealment. Traces the fast-learned development in armor, artillery and infantry tactics in this exceptional arena and illustrates them with references to the major engagements in the North African theater, which involved some of the greatest tacticians of World War II; 64 pages.

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Solferino Italy's Freedom - OS7207

Fought during the Franco-Austrian War of 1859, Solferino was the largest European battle since Leipzig in 1813. In the presence of 3 crowned heads of state - Napoleon III of France, Emperor Franz-Joseph of Austria, and Victor Emmanuel II of Piedmont-Sardinia (later the King of all Italy) - the armies clashed together in a bitterly fought contest that would leave more than 40,000 dead. A comprehensive account of the commanders, armies, plans and aftermath of one of the bloodiest battles of the period. Illustrated with full color artwork and detailed maps; Campaign 207; 96 pages.

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Italian Medieval Armies - OS3376

Italian Medieval Armies 1000-1300 (SC). Nicolle. Men-at-Arms 376. Wealthy city-states vie for power along the length of the Italian peninsula - often helped or hindered by their neighbors. 8 full color plates, numerous B&W illustrations of weaopns, clothing, and fortifications. Index. 48 pgs.

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Italian Militiaman 1260-1392 - OS4025

Italian Militiaman 1260-1392 (SC). Nicolle. Warrior 25. An enlightening study of the equipment, weapons, and motivations of medieval Italy's militiamen. Includes full color artwork, maps, chronology, and several B&W photos. 64 pgs.

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Infamous Medieval Mercenaries - OS4115

Condottiere 1300 - 1500: Infamous Medieval Mercenaries. Warrior 115. Originally contracted by wealthy Italian city states to protect their assets during a time of ceaseless warring, many Condottieri became famous for their wealth, venality and amorality during the 14th and 15th centuries. Examines their complex military organization, recruitment, training and weaponry. Also presents the origins and motivations of these powerful and unscrupulous men together WITH their social, political and military history. Lavishly illustrated; 64 pages.

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Roman Battle Tactics - OS9172

By 390 BC, the Roman army was in need of change, as previous Greek-style tactics of fighting with a heavy infantry phalanx were proving increasingly outdated. A military revolution was born in the form of the legion, a tool of war better suited to aggressive action. Yet by the end of the 3rd century BC, Rome's prestige was shattered by the genius of Hannibal of Carthage, causing the Romans to revise their battle tactics once more, this time by inventing a whole new kind of soldier. This book reveals these 2 defining moments in Roman military history and the revolution in battle tactics that they caused, examining how the Roman army eventually became all-conquering and all-powerful. Elite 172; 64 pages.

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Imperial Roman Naval Forces - OS3451

The Roman Navy, although somewhat overshadowed by the legions, played an important role for the Roman Empire. To conquer and rule its vast territories, control of the sea lanes was essential. The fleets needed to be structured and powerful in order to dominate the trade routes, transport legions and defend and attack against pirates and other enemies. Under Augustus in 31BC, the navy consisted of 800 warships with many being sent to Ravenna and Misenus in Italy, and smaller squadrons to the external coasts and to the major rivers to support land operations. Provides a detailed re-evaluation of the vital contribution made by the Roman Navy to Roman imperial power, covering the organization of the fleets and the everyday life of the soldiers. Complemented by superb color reconstructions of uniforms and equipment. Men-at-Arms 451; 48 pages.

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