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Pier Paolo Battistelli

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  • World War II Partisan Warfare in Italyby Pier Paolo Battistelli; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 14.95

    When Italy surrendered in 1943, it sparked a diverse resistance movement of anti-German, anti-fascist partisans who rose up against German occupation. This book explores the tactics, organizational structure and equipment of the brave Italian resistance fighters, who knew exactly what was at stake when operating against their German occupiers. Beginning... more...

  • Battle Story: El Alamein 1942by Pier Paolo Battistelli

    The History Press 2011; US$ 5.80

    The Second Battle of El Alamein marked a major turning point in the Western Desert Campaign of the Second World War. El Alamein saw tow of the greatest generals of the war pitted against each other: Rommel and Montgomery. Through key profiles and a chapter devoted to 'The Armies' Battle Story: El Alamein explores what made these men inspired leaders... more...

  • El Alamein 1942by Pier Paolo Battistelli

    Dundurn 2016; Not Available

    The story of one of the most important battles of the Second World War between two of its greatest generals is expertly related and explained by a leading historian, with detailed illustrations and supplementary facts. more...

  • Panzer Divisions: The Eastern Front 1941-43by Pier Paolo Battistelli

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    On 22 June 1941 Germany attacked the Soviet Union and her Panzer divisions were to play a major role in this titanic struggle. Although overwhelmed by Soviet numbers, the superior skill and capability of the German Panzer divisions meant that in three months the Germans had advanced deep into Soviet territory. However, after these initial successes... more...

  • Rommel's Afrika Korpsby Pier Paolo Battistelli

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    In 1940 a British offensive in the Western Desert provoked a major Italian military disaster. By early February 1941 the whole of Cyrenaica had been lost, and German help became necessary to avoid the loss of all of Libya. On 14 February 1941 the first echelons of German troops hurriedly arrived at the port of Tripoli, starting the 27-month German... more...

  • Panzer Divisions: The Blitzkrieg Years 1939-40by Pier Paolo Battistelli

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    At the outbreak of World War II in September 1939, Germany's armoured forces - the Panzerwaffe - were still in their infancy. The restrictions imposed by the Treaty of Versailles meant that German tank production lagged behind its enemies. Initial armour campaigns in Poland were not overly successful and changes were needed before the invasion of... more...

  • Panzer Divisions 1944-45by Pier Paolo Battistelli

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    This volume provides a detailed examination on the late-war changes to the German Army Panzer forces and the formation of new units, from the collapse on the Eastern Front, through operations on the Western Front in Normandy and the Ardennes, to the final battle for Berlin in 1945. The major organizational changes that took place in this intensive... more...

  • Albert Kesselringby Pier Paolo Battistelli

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 9.95

    Although he is mostly remembered for his part in the campaign in Italy from 1943 to 1945, Generalfeldmarschall Albert Kesselring was also chief of staff of the Luftwaffe in 1936-37, playing a crucial role in the shaping of the service for the coming war. As commander of Luftflotte 1 in Poland and Luftflotte 2 in France and the Low Countries, he was... more...

  • Erwin Rommelby Pier Paolo Battistelli

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 9.95

    Nicknamed 'The Desert Fox' for his cunning command of the Afrika Korps, Erwin Rommel remains one of the most popular and studied of Germany's World War II commanders. He got his first taste of combat in World War I, where his daring command earned him the Blue Max, Germany's highest decoration for bravery. He followed this up with numerous successes... more...

  • Italian Light Tanksby Pier Paolo Battistelli

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    The Italian army, unlike those of the British and French, did not use tanks in combat during World War I and, by November 1918, only one training unit equipped with French Schneider and Renault tanks had been formed. Consequently, during the 1920s the Italian army had just one single tank type in its armoured inventory - the Fiat 3000. Only in 1927... more...