Category: Articles

Battle of Mersa Matruh

Background on the Battle of Mersa Matruh The Battle of Mersa Matruh, fought between 26-29 June 1942, was the last significant victory for Rommel’s troops in the Libyan-Egyptian theater. The 7th Bersaglieri Regiment, 32nd Combat Sappers Battalion, ...

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

Analyzing the Effectiveness of Graziani vs Rommel There is often a comparison between Marshal Rodolfo Graziani and Erwin Rommel during discussions of the North African campaign of World War Two. Marshal Graziani is cast as the personification of ...

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.

Interview of Ezio Vari: SM.79 Sparviero Crew

A 2001 article of Ezio Vari on his experiences on the SM.79 Sparviero is reprinted by permission from Veterans & Vintage, Gruppo di interesse aeronautico.

Accounts of the First Battle of El Alamein

A detailed account of the first battle of El Alamein between Italian and German units against Commonwealth forces. Many first hand accounts are referenced.

Regia Aeronautica Statistics

Multiple tables containing Regia Aeronautica statistics. It provides a snapshot of the Italian Air Force performance and inventory during World War Two.

Battle of Garfagnana: Operation Winter Storm

The Battle of Garfagnana, or Operation Winter Storm, is the small German-Italian Christmas offensive conducted on the Apennines between 26-28 December 1944. 

Monterosa Division of the Italian Socialist Republic

The Monterosa Division was the first divisional unit of the new Italian National Republican Army. They trained at the Münsingen German training grounds.

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