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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(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Publisher: Stackpole Books
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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.