Mario Arillo was born in La Spezia on the 25 March 1912 and soon showed a great passion for the sea and… [more]
Operation Abstention: The Battle for Castellorizo 25-28 February 1941
The island of Castellorizo (Kastellorizo) lies within the Aegean Sea, approximately a mile off the… [more]
The Breda Model 35
The Breda Model 35 was an anti-aircraft gun used by Italy during World War II. The design was developed… [more]
The Italian airmen, soldier, and seaman fought rapidly and effectively, and procured a notable strategic victory..
When Italy declared war on Britain and France, the Allies had already been in it for nine months. The British Dominions had mobilized as could be expected and their reinforcements were already on their way to England and the potential battle zones in Africa, the Middle East and Singapore. France had transferred troops from their [...]
As with the Italian Air Force and Navy, writers have put much emphasis on seemingly major weaknesses in the Italian Army’s organization and equipment when Italy entered the war in 1940. However, as with the Navy and Air Force, when putting these weaknesses in a relative context, they are less obvious. The Italian Army was [...]