Iron Hulls, Iron Hearts
Mussolini's Elite Armoured Divisions in North Africa
By (author) Ian W. Walker
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Iron Hulls, Iron Hearts by Ian W. Walker
Book DescriptionThe 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 Mussolini's 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 Mussolini's 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781861268396
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Imprint: The Crowood Press Ltd
Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Ian W. Walker
Ian W Walker is a Civil Servant in the Scottish Office, but his great passion is history. He is also the author of Mercia and the making of England and Harold: The Last Anglo-Saxon King, which was shortlisted for the History Today Book of the Year prize.
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