This section contains in-depth articles on specific events regarding Italy’s participation in World War Two. There are a number of authors who contribute to this category, with each having their own style. Subjects range from details on specific battles like the Battle of Cape Matapan to interesting historic events such as the Regia Aeronautica’s epic roundtrip flight to Japan to deliver secret radio codes. Our articles are detailed and contain a treasure trove of historical research.
Learn the fate of the Regia Marina. See what happened to every major vessel in the Italian Navy during World War Two. Listing broken down by vessel classes.
The Italian invasion of British Somaliland started on 03 August 1940, Italian forces under General De Simone led the charge to Tug Argan and Berbera.
A comprehensive list of statistics regarding Italian submarines in World War Two. The Regia Marina had 115 submarines in 1940 and 88 were lost in combat.
The Battle of Cape Matapan was a naval battle off the coast of Greece waged 26-29 March 1941 between elements of the Italian and British fleets.
Book preview on Hope Hamilton's "Sacrifice on the Steppe: The Alpine Corps in the Stalingrad Campaign 1942-1943" regarding Italian actions in Russia.
A detailed account of Italian Army Regio Esercito actions during the Siege of Tobruk between 19 November 1941 and 10 December, 1941.
More than a year before Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, aircraft from the Royal Navy conducted a surprise attack on the Italian fleet in the Battle of Taranto.
Osvaldo Conti served in the Regia Marina. On 7 April 1939, he was killed after leading a platoon of machine gunners on shore during the invasion of Albania.
A detailed account of the 3rd Battalion, 34th Regiment, Livorno Infantry Division counterattack at the Gela Beachhead, Sicily, between July 11th-12th, 1943.