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Though overshadowed by Germany's Afrika Korps, Italian tanks formed a large part of the Axis armored force that the Allies confronted--and ultimately defeated--in North Africa in World War II. Those tanks were the product of two decades of development that put Italy near the fore of the world's tank forces. For a time, it stood second only to Germany in number of tank divisions and was the first to establish an armored corps. Once war came, however, Mussolini's iron arm failed as an effective weapon. 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 14mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Stackpole Books
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publish Date: 10-Jan-2007
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.