THE ITALIAN ARMY IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR: The Grey-Green Uniforms from 1909 to 1919
Covers all the models of the army's field uniform from the time the new uniform was introduced to the end of the war. Includes illustrations of more than 350 uniforms, caps, hats, and helmets sourced from public and private collections. Uniforms include the traditional formations (infantry, Granatieri, Alpini, Bersaglieri, artillery, cavalry, Carabinieri, Financial Guard, engineers, medical and logistical services) as well as those of the newer branches of service that had emerged as a result of modern warfare (mortar formations, machine-gun troops, Arditi, Military Air Corps). Contemporary black-and-white photographs show how the items of dress were worn in action.
In addition, the two volumes include numerous short biographies and bequests from prominent figures such as Luigi Cadorna, Armando Diaz, Gabriele d'Annunzio, Cesare Battisti, Damiano Chiesa, Fabio Filzi, Ettore Lajolo and the Calvi brothers, and formations like the 87th Air Force Squadron, which flew a daring mission over the enemy city of Vienna in August 1918. Includes organizational information of regular and specialist units of the Italian Army.
NEW-dj in slip case, available early August 2022 ......$249.00 rct
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Updated as of 3/23/2023ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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