This volume is a complete, technical reference which covers all Italian Battleship types, of the Prewar, World War II, and Early Cold War eras of 1928-1957. The book is illustrated with 19 full color original paintings, 38 new line drawings, and 137 photographs. Featured are a Chronology of WWII, illustrated sections on Radar and Fire Control, Aviation, and Camouflage. This book includes sections on Alighieri thru Littorio class ships. It has fully illustrated sections on the Caracciolo class ships of 1914 ( Including the proposed aircraft carrier conversion), and the Livorno class batllecruisers of 1928. class. The information contained within this volume has hereto, only been available across a wide spectrum of reference sources. It is now available for the first time, under one set of bookcovers.