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Description - Iron Arm by John Joseph Timothy Sweet

* A detailed study of Italy's long-ignored tank force * Explores the intersection of technology, war, and society in Mussolini's Italy * Second only to Germany in number of tank divisions, first to create an armored corps Though overshadowed by Germany's more famous Afrika Korps, Italian tanks formed a large part of the Axis armored force that the Allies confronted--and ultimately defeated--in North Africa in the early years of World War II. Those tanks were the product of two decades of debate and development as the Italian military struggled to produce a modern, mechanized army in the aftermath of World War I. For a time, Italy stood near the front of the world's tank forces--but once war came, Mussolini's iron arm failed as an effective military force. This is the story of its rise and fall.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780811733519
ISBN-10: 0811733513
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Stackpole Books
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publish Date: 20-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John Joseph Timothy Sweet

John Joseph Timothy Sweet studied under Basil Liddell Hart and served in the U.S. Army. He is also the author of Mounting the Threat.