The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,293,432 members ⚫ 1,430,845 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

Italian Navy & Air Force Elite Units & Special Forces 1940-45

Italian Navy & Air Force Elite Units & Special Forces 1940-45 by Piero Crociani
Not for sale in
your country
US$ 14.95
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)

This volume assesses the formidable Special Forces fielded by Italy's navy and air force in World War II. Italian Navy Special Forces were particularly active and respected in the Mediterranean, where 10th Motor-Torpedo Boat Flotilla used frogmen, 'two-man torpedoes' and explosive ram-boats. The Italian Air Force formed a special commando unit, ADRA, before the 1943 surrender; it was tasked with attacking Allied airfields and communications in North Africa. Men from ADRA and Army paratroopers formed the new 'Folgore' Regiment, which also continued to fight alongside German forces until 1945. In both cases, the pro-Allied Italian forces also formed 'mirror' units to fight alongside US and British forces, including the Recce Squadron 'F'.

Featuring rare photographs and specially commissioned artwork, this book tells the story of the little-known elite forces fielded by Italy's navy and air force in World War II, some of whose successors remain in service with today's Italian armed forces.

Osprey Publishing Ltd; February 2013
ISBN 9781780963723
Read online, or download in secure EPUB
Title: Italian Navy & Air Force Elite Units & Special Forces 1940-45
Author: Piero Crociani; Mark Stacey; Pier Paolo Battistelli
 
ISBNs
9781780963723
9781849088572

This edition is not for sale in your country. Here are some titles that might be what you're after...