Mario Arillo was born in La Spezia on the 25 March 1912 and soon showed a great passion for the sea and… [more]
War in the Med – Part 7 – the first month – air and sea…..
When Italy declared war on Britain and France, the Allies had already been in it for nine months. 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]
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 [...]
With hundreds of men wounded, captured or killed, along with several Royal Navel vessels dispatched to the bottom of the sea, OPERATION AGREEMENT can be viewed as nothing less then an overwhelming Axis victory.