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  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (14 April 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 185532864X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1855328648
  • Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 0.6 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,347 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Philip Jowett is a 'small wars' enthusiast who has developed a reputation for primary source research and previously unseen material. His first book for Osprey MAA 306 Chinese Civil War Armies 1911-49 received excellent reviews for precisely these qualities. Having moved on to cover 'bigger' conflicts, Philip has maintained the quality of his research and information.

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ITALY ENTERED THE Second World War on 10 June 1940, a full ten months after the start of the conflict. Read the first page
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By N G Stewart on 1 Sep 2013
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First Class Osprey book with the required information I needed for my project! Will be buying more books if the prices stay decent!
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By T. Wilkes on 11 Nov 2014
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Good reference book
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
The incomplete works of the Italian Army in WWII 14 Oct 2008
By N. Trachta - Published on Amazon.com
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The Osprey Men-at-Arms series are designed to provide quick thumbnail descriptions for wargamers and modeler. In this case, Mr. Jowett focus is the Italian Army in WWII, specifically against France, Greece, Russia, and the Occupation of Yugoslavia. As with all Osprey Men-at-Arms book there's drawing in the center (8 panels, each with 3 soldiers in uniform for the point of focus).

My Likes:
This book covers something that's a little hard to find, information on the Italian soldiers uniforms. With the supporting drawings and the detail text on the panels in the back, you're able to develop a good idea of the colors of Italian soldiers uniforms.

My Dislikes:
My first dislike is the drawings; namely that Mr. Andrew's Italian soldier's noses are so large. I really with he'd draw them a little more like normal peoples noses. Having said that, that's the minor one. My real problem with this book is that there's very little on the Italian Army. We see a little battle history for them fighting France, Greece, and Russia, but nothing on the composition of the different Italian units. This is especially poor given that the author constrained himself to infantry formations and failed to include uniforms for Italian armored and airborne formations. The last piece that I have a problem with this book is that Mr. Jowett defines this book as covering the Italian Army from 1940 to 1943. The last time I checked, Sicily and the Italian mainland were invaded during this time period. Very poor form to cut short the time period you're covering Mr. Jowett.

The Rating:
I was very disappointed with the content. While the drawings were nice, they couldn't compensate for the order and writing. Mr. Jowett failed to cover the complete era (no coverage of Sicily or when the Italian forces were waiting for the Allies to land on the mainland) and totally failed to cover the armored forces. When you add to this that he failed to provide any description of the different types of units (what's the difference between Folgore, Alpine, Bersaglieri, and Fucilieri) or their formation and weapons, this book barely makes the cut at 2 stars. The only redeeming feature is the drawings and the associated text in the back, while up to the usual Osprey levels, it can't raise this turkey to the three star level. This one barely makes the cut for a modeler, and that's assuming they want to know about painting vs. the forces. Osprey, please put out a better quality book on the Italian Army in WWII. You're slowly losing my business.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Rare Title 25 July 2000
By paul_cheng - Published on Amazon.com
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There isn't a lot of publication focussed on the Italian Army in WW2 and Osprey's Men-at-Arms series finally decided to include it in its latest book.
Philip S Jowett has done a good job in describing the uniforms and rank insignia of the Italian Army and Stephen Andrew's colour plates are of very high quality. An interesting book for WW2 historian and modelling enthusiats. Photos and colour plates are very rare references.
I am looking forward to volume II in this series.
BRIEF BUT VERY WELL WRITTEN; FULL OF IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON RANK AND INSIGNIA. 8 Feb 2013
By Mark Waywood - Published on Amazon.com
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THE FIRST OF THREE BOOKS ON THE ITALIAN ARMY DURING WORLD WAR 2. WELL WRITTEN, EASY TO READ IN ONE SITTING, AND CHOCK FULL OF DATA ON RANKS AND INSIGNIA. CERTAINLY MAKES ME WANT TO PURCHASE THE OTHER TWO VOLUMES IN THE SERIES
Italian Army 1940-45 (v-1) 18 Sep 2012
By Rms Military Antiques Stumbo - Published on Amazon.com
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Very good read with a ton of information and many great pictures and illustrations that help you understand the subject. Much more information than was expected in this book. It complements the other volumes on this subject.
Five Stars 11 Aug 2014
By Dante - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent historical resource for costuming etc
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