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Italian Cruisers of World War II

Mark Stille Paul Wright

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Osprey
01 June 2018
History; Second World War; Naval forces & warfare; Military & naval ships
The Italian Royal Navy (Regia Marina) operated one of largest cruiser forces of World War II. As a signatory to the 1922 Washington Naval Treaty, the Regia Marina immediately attempted to reinforce its treaty-limited battleship force by building seven large 10,000-ton heavy cruisers. Italian light cruisers also possessed an interesting design history and were involved in every major fleet engagement in the Mediterranean, as well as several smaller encounters with units of the British Royal Navy.

Fully illustrated with specially commissioned artwork, this fascinating volume examines the history of the Regia Marina's cruisers during World War II where they came up against the might of the British Royal Navy.
By:   Mark Stille
Illustrated by:   Paul Wright
Imprint:   Osprey
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   258
Dimensions:   Height: 248mm,  Width: 184mm, 
Weight:   194g
ISBN:   9781472825353
ISBN 10:   1472825357
Series:   New Vanguard
Pages:   48
Publication Date:   01 June 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Introduction /Italian naval strategy and the role of the cruiser /Italian cruiser design and development and impact of the Washington and London Naval Treaties /Italian Cruisers at War /The Cruiser Classes /Analysis and Conclusion /Further Reading /Index

Mark E. Stille (Commander, United States Navy, retired) received his BA in History from the University of Maryland and also holds an MA from the Naval War College. He has worked in the intelligence community for 35 years including tours on the faculty of the Naval War College, on the Joint Staff and on US Navy ships. He is currently a senior analyst working in the Washington DC area. He is the author of numerous Osprey titles, focusing on naval history in the Pacific.

Reviews for Italian Cruisers of World War II

.. .delivers a lot of information in a quick and easy read, with engaging photographs and color illustrations. This book is an excellent primer for those interested in learning about Italian cruisers of World War Two. - IPMS/USA


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