Incredible Journey of the Caproni Ca.148 I-ETIO

On the eve of the fall of Italian East Africa, the Ca.148 I-ETIO defied all odds by flying from Ethiopia to Italy. The perilous adventure took four months.

MAS and Midget Submarines in the Black Sea

Following German request, Italian MAS and CB midget submarines fought effectively against Soviet naval forces in the Black Sea between 1942-1943.

A Capua Sailor Named Osvaldo Conti

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.

Gela Beachhead Counterattack of 1943

A detailed account of the 3rd Battalion, 34th Regiment, Livorno Infantry Division counterattack at the Gela Beachhead, Sicily, between July 11th-12th, 1943.

Regia Marina in the Far East: 1940-1945

The Regia Marina had a number of vessels in the Far East during World War Two. These submarines and merchant raiders faced a dilemma after the armistice.

Battle of Mersa Matruh

The Battle of Mersa Matruh occurred on 26-29 June 1942 and was the last significant victory for Rommel’s troops in North Africa.

Italian Aces of World War Two

Our list of top ten Italian aces of World War Two. The list includes both Regia Aeronautica and Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana kills for the pilot.

Comparing Graziani vs Rommel in North Africa

When comparing Rodolfo Graziani vs Erwin Rommel one must know they led two different armies in North Africa. Their effectiveness requires a deeper look.

Axis Efforts to Stop Operation Pedestal

Operation Pedestal occurred in August 1942 and was the most important convoy destined for Malta to deliver much needed fuel. Axis attacks were ferocious.

Italy’s Secret Flight From Rome to Tokyo

The Italians believed Allies had broken their radio codes. A secret mission was formulated for a daring flight from Rome to Tokyo to deliver new codebooks.

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