Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - The Black Prince and the Sea Devils by Jack Greene

At the beginning of World War II, Prince Junio Valerio Borghese, dashing Italian nobleman, assembled the famous Decima MAS naval unit-the first modern naval commando squad. Borghese's "frogmen" were trained to fight undercover and underwater with small submarines and assault boats armed with a variety of destructive torpedoes. The covert tactics he and the Decima MAS developed, including the use of midget submarines, secret nighttime operations, and small teams armed with explosives, have become a standard for special forces around the world to this very day.After the Italian capitulation in 1943, Borghese determinedly fought on as a Fascist commando leader. After the war, he became a man of mystery, variously said to be involved with several right-wing conspiracies, abortive coups, and clandestine activity. The Prince's death in 1974 was every bit as mysterious as his life.Greene and Massignani have drawn upon official archives as well as information from Allied and Axis veterans in an unprecedented attempt to separate fact from fantasy in this detailed examination of Borghese, the Decima MAS, and the Italian naval special forces.

Buy The Black Prince and the Sea Devils by Jack Greene from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780306813115
ISBN-10: 0306813114
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 155mm x 27mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 25-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - The Black Prince and the Sea Devils by Jack Greene

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Black Prince and the Sea Devils book by Jack Greene and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Jack Greene

Jack Greene is the author of four previous books and has contributed articles on a wide range of naval and military subjects. He lives in Los Osos, California. Alessandro Massignani is a specialist in Italian naval history and the author of numerous books in Italian.

Books By Jack Greene

Hitler Strikes North by Jack Greene
Hardback, February 2013
$67.50
Naval War in the Mediterranean by Jack Greene
Paperback, June 2011
$44.99
Naval War in the Mediterranean 1940-1943 by Jack Greene
Paperback, February 2002
$35.99
Rommel's North Africa Campaign by Jack Greene
Paperback, July 1999
$34.84