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Mussolini's Navy : a reference guide to the Regia Marina 1930-1945

Author: Maurizio Brescia
Publisher: Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is a complete guide to the Regia Marina, the navy with which Italy fought the Second World War. Starting with the historical background, it describes how the navy developed, how it was organized, the facilities that supported it, and the operations it conducted both before and after the armistice in 1943. ..."--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maurizio Brescia
ISBN: 9781591145448 1591145449
OCLC Number: 773666406
Description: 240 pages : illustrations, maps ; 30 cm
Contents: 1. The Regia Marina from 1861 to 1939 (The early years ; Among the European powers ; The Regia Marina in the First World War and naval operations in the Adriatic ; The Regia Marina 1919-1939) --
2. Dockyards, naval bases, ports, shipyards and coast defences (Naval bases ; Shipyards ; Coast defences) --
3. Fleet organisation and operations (The Regia Marina at war 1940-5: a brief chronology ; Convoy operations ; Submarines in the Atlantic ; The Black Sea and the Red Sea) --
4. Ships in service 1940-5 (Battleships ; Airctaft carriers ; Heavy cruisers ; Light cruisers ; Old, miscellaneous and war prize cruisers ; Destroyers ; Torpedo boats ; Escort vessels ; MAS [motoscafo anti sommergbili = antisubmarine motorboat], MTBs [motor torpedo boats] and VAS [vedette antisommergbili = small submarine chaser] ; Submarines ; Miscellaneous warships) --
5. Surface and underwater assault craft --
6. Naval aviation --
7. Italian naval camouflage in the Second World War (Identification letters and hull numbers) --
8. Flags --
9. Uniforms, ranks, insignia and decorations --
10. 'Who's who' of the Italian Navy in the Second World War.
Responsibility: Maurizio Brescia ; colour artwork by Paola Zaio.
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"This book is a complete guide to the Regia Marina, the navy with which Italy fought the Second World War. Starting with the historical background, it describes how the navy developed, how it was organized, the facilities that supported it, and the operations it conducted both before and after the armistice in 1943. ..."--Back cover.

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