This book provides a detailed account of specialized light gun trucks produced by Italian industry in response to a specific request of the Regio Esercito between mid-1942 and mid-1943, known as the AS42 and the AS43, AS standing for Autocarro Speciale or Automezzo Speciale (Special truck), or, more currently, camionette. These vehicles were meant to be used in desert warfare, issued to the unit called the Raggruppamento Sahariano, (Saharan Group), to be used in action against the British Long Range Desert Group, or for special operations behind enemy lines, in force to the Italian special forces designated the X Reggimento Arditi. In point of fact, they came too late and in too small a number to make a real impact in that theater, and after the fall of Africa into Allied hands they were diverted to several different units, as anti-paratroopers companies or anti-bridgehead mobile battalions either in Sicily or in the Italian mainland. After the Italian Armistice, furthermore, they served both with German troops and with the armed forces of the Repubblica Sociale Italiana.."
The encyclopedia of weapns of world war II is the most detailed and authoritative compendium of the weapons of mankind's greatesst conflict ever published. It is a must for the military, enthusiast, and all those interested in World War II.
Day-to-day naval actions from October 1940 through May 1941. Provides detailed information on movements of all identifiable vessels of Allied, Axis, and neutral countries, plus convoy movements and minefields. Information is broken down by month, then by geographical area, date, and time. This series is an invaluable source for historians, students, and anyone interested in the naval history of World War II.
This is a history of the ENTIRE continent of Africa during World War II. It tells of the several wars in Africa and how they related to each other as well as to the conflicts in Europe, Asia, the Americas and the surrounding oceans. Also related in this book are the wartime experiences of the African people and how those experiences influenced the eventual de-colonization of the continent. REVIEWS ., .a broad and sweeping survey of all aspects of WWII in Africa and the beginning of the downfall of European colonial Africa. ...anyone looking for a single volume introduction to WWII in Africa and the role the African colonies this is your book.10/2007, The Armchair Genera