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The dilemma of the young Italian kingdom and the experience of her army in the Great War were unique among the combatant nations. Late to enter the war against the Central Powers, she faced a massively defended Austro-Hungarian front in the north, including strong mountain features, as well as distractions in the Balkans and a simultaneous rebellion in her Libyan colony. Costly and repeated battles on the Isonzo front culminated in the disaster of Caporetto in October 1917, followed by a remarkable revival and eventual victory in 1918. This concise study describes and illustrates the Italian…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
The dilemma of the young Italian kingdom and the experience of her army in the Great War were unique among the combatant nations. Late to enter the war against the Central Powers, she faced a massively defended Austro-Hungarian front in the north, including strong mountain features, as well as distractions in the Balkans and a simultaneous rebellion in her Libyan colony. Costly and repeated battles on the Isonzo front culminated in the disaster of Caporetto in October 1917, followed by a remarkable revival and eventual victory in 1918. This concise study describes and illustrates the Italian Army's campaigns, organisation, uniforms, weapons and equipment - including the famous 'death companies' and Arditi assault troops.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Bloomsbury UK
  • Seitenzahl: 48
  • Erscheinungstermin: 20.11.2012
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781782007524
  • Artikelnr.: 38351477
Autorenporträt
David Nicolle
Inhaltsangabe
Italy and the Great Army
Chronology
Mobilisation, Strength & character
line Infantry
Elite & Specialist units
Weapons
Cavalry & Mechanised troops
technical troops
Support troops
Colonial & naval troops
Select bibliography & further reading
the plates
Index