|Author : Claudio Antonucci |
Printed in Hong Kong
|- 52 Pages |
- 101 Photos
- 44 Color plates
The Italian campaign in North Africa during WWII is an oft-neglected topic, and is not generally well covered in books. However, this latest volume in the popular Warriors series from Concord goes a long way to remedy the situation. Written by an Italian author, Claudio Antonucci, this book is filled with useful information about Italy's war in North Africa. Not only are Italian forces covered, but German subjects also receive good exposure too.
This volume is unique - it makes a departure from the usual format of Warriors books in that it features a much larger number of color plates. In fact, there are no less than 44 color plates contained between the covers! This makes "Axis Forces in North Africa 1940-43" an indispensable reference for modelers and military enthusiasts wanting a comprehensive understanding of Italian and German uniforms in the North African theater. Each plate is beautifully rendered in full color and sharp detail, with the accompanying text providing a high degree of detail about uniforms and personal equipment on display.
The book does not just include color illustrations, for there is a wide assortment of black and white photos too. Many of these photos will be completely new to readers, and they show off personnel, their uniforms, and weapons to full advantage. Both Italian and German subjects are covered in these photographic sections. The book also begins with a helpful 5-page summary and chronology of the Italian and Panzerarmee Africa campaign in North Africa.
This book covers a topic that is not well known. The author expertly deals with the subject of Axis Forces in North Africa, ensuring that this book is a veritable treasure trove of information about Italian troops.