Iron Hulls, Iron Hearts - Mussolinis Elite Armoured Divisions in North Africa
|INSIDE:||16 page b&w section; 50 b&w photographs|
The campaign in North Africa during World War Two was one of the most important of the conflict. The allies fought for control of North Africa against the German Afrika Korps led by Rommel. But the part played by Mussolinis Italian troops, and in particular the armoured divisions, in support of the Germans is not so well known.
This painstakingly researched book looks in detail at the role of Mussolinis three armoured divisions Ariete, Littorio and Centauro and the invaluable part they played in Rommel's offensive between 1941 and 1943. Indeed, the author is able to show that on many occasions the presence and performance of the Italian armoured divisions was crucial to the success of the axis campaign.
New edition paperback 2006
'A widely researched and well written account of this neglected aspect of WW2 history ... recommended to everyone interested in obtaining a more complete picture of armoured warfare in North Africa.' Tank magazine
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