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3.0 out of 5 stars I expected more, but it's still a solid title from Osprey.
This book was not all I hoped it to be. The first chapters were a bit too much about numbers, division names and rotation order. I know context is important, but it started to drag after a while and I wanted there to be more focus on the smaller picture, the individual soldier.

When the author gets there, he is very keen to point out how underappreciated and...
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3.0 out of 5 stars I expected more, but it's still a solid title from Osprey., 23 Oct 2014
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This book was not all I hoped it to be. The first chapters were a bit too much about numbers, division names and rotation order. I know context is important, but it started to drag after a while and I wanted there to be more focus on the smaller picture, the individual soldier.

When the author gets there, he is very keen to point out how underappreciated and overlooked the Italians were, without actually providing much to support that. We get to learn how outdated and inadeqate their equipment were, and that the Italian soldiers still fought bravely, despite awful conditions, but we do not get the sense that they accomplished much on the larger scale.

Nevertheles, even if it didn't change my view on the Italian soldier in North Africa, like it so desperately wanted, the book picked up halfway through and became a lot more interesting. The colour plates were great too in my opinion. In the end it gets a strong three stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 7 July 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars an interesting booh about the forgotten Italians, 22 Feb 2014
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This is a very well made and interesting book about the Italian troops in Africa, that fought with poor and antiquated weapons, against powerful and modern armies.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 17 Aug 2014
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learned a lot about the italian army.
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Italian Soldier in North Africa 1941-43 (Warrior) by Pier Paolo Battistelli and Piero Cruciani (Paperback - 19 Nov 2013)
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