Bersaglieri

- The Devil's Griffins-A Visual History of Italy's Elite Plumed Warriors

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Format:
Bog, paperback
Udgivelsesdato:
05-12-2019
Sprog:
Engelsk
Sidetal:
200
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Military historians have often regarded the roll of the Italian military as somewhat "bi-polar." During the First World War, Italy sided with the Allies including Britain, France, Russia and the U.S. against Germany and the Central Powers. During the Second World War it signed on as a member of the Tri-Partite powers joining Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. The legacy of the latter often presents a less than positive appraisal of the Italian soldier's performance... one espoused both by its enemies and allies. However a positive consensus appears when focusing on the Bersaglieri... translating as "sharp shooter"... and acting as shock troops often leading both assaults and defences. As "The Tip of the Spear" they would thus pay the price during the Italian Wars of Unification, the early colonial forays into Africa, WWI, the Ethiopian War and lastly WWII with much Bersaglieri blood soaked up by European soil as well as the burning sands of Africa and frozen in the vastness of Russia. Over 300 images including rare unpublished photographs chronicle Italy's elite "Plumed Warriors."

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Udgivelsesdato:
05-12-2019
ISBN13:
9781781557556
Vægt:
910 g
Dybde:
12 mm
Bredde:
210 mm
Højde:
276 mm
Forlag:
Fonthill Media
Format:
Paperback
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    Formed in 1859, the Bersaglieri "sharp shooters" served as the "Tip of the Spear" paying the price in blood during the Italian Wars of Unification, the colonial forays into Africa, the First World War, the Ethiopian War and the Second World War. Over 300 images chronicle the "Plumed Warriors" rise to equal status among the world's military elite. 323 colour illustrations

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