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Infantrymen of the Air

jwsleser

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Well, after everything previously stated, I sent the book files to Helion yesterday. I know they downloaded them this morning. The book was finished in December, but then some new documents required a new chapter be added. What is in the book:

Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Photographs
List of Maps
Abbreviations – Translations
Introduction
Chapter 1 Castel Benito
Chapter 2 Paracadutisti Libici
Chapter 3 Tarquinia
Chapter 4 Gruppo Mobile «Tonini»
Chapter 5 Esigenza «G»
Chapter 6 Battaglione Carabinieri Paracadutisti
Chapter 7 Grande Unità Paracadutisti
Chapter 8 1º Divisione Paracadutisti
Chapter 9 Operazione «C3»
Chapter 10 Divisione fanteria «Folgore»
Chapter 11 3º Alamein
Chapter 12 Tunisia
Chapter 13 Sicilia e Calabria
Chapter 14 Nord, Sud o Casa?
Conclusion
Appendix I List of Italian Paracadutisti e Aviotrasportabile units
Appendix II Organization of the Libyan Parachute Units
Appendix III Organization of the Italian Parachute Units
Appendix IV Organization of the Italian Airmobile Units
Appendix V Organization of the Regia Aeronautica Parachute Units
Appendix VI Libyan Units Orders of Battle
Appendix VII Folgore Orders of Battle
Appendix VIII La Spezia Orders of Battle
Appendix IX Nembo Orders of Battle
Appendix X Airborne Operations
Appendix XI Transport Aircraft and Weapons
Bibliography
Index

Sixty-five B/W photos, 10 color. 52 color maps.

I have no idea when it will be published. They need to send the proof and then I will need to index the book.

Cleaning/organizing my office today.

Pista! Jeff
 

Bry

New Member
Well, after everything previously stated, I sent the book files to Helion yesterday. I know they downloaded them this morning. The book was finished in December, but then some new documents required a new chapter be added. What is in the book:

Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Photographs
List of Maps
Abbreviations – Translations
Introduction
Chapter 1 Castel Benito
Chapter 2 Paracadutisti Libici
Chapter 3 Tarquinia
Chapter 4 Gruppo Mobile «Tonini»
Chapter 5 Esigenza «G»
Chapter 6 Battaglione Carabinieri Paracadutisti
Chapter 7 Grande Unità Paracadutisti
Chapter 8 1º Divisione Paracadutisti
Chapter 9 Operazione «C3»
Chapter 10 Divisione fanteria «Folgore»
Chapter 11 3º Alamein
Chapter 12 Tunisia
Chapter 13 Sicilia e Calabria
Chapter 14 Nord, Sud o Casa?
Conclusion
Appendix I List of Italian Paracadutisti e Aviotrasportabile units
Appendix II Organization of the Libyan Parachute Units
Appendix III Organization of the Italian Parachute Units
Appendix IV Organization of the Italian Airmobile Units
Appendix V Organization of the Regia Aeronautica Parachute Units
Appendix VI Libyan Units Orders of Battle
Appendix VII Folgore Orders of Battle
Appendix VIII La Spezia Orders of Battle
Appendix IX Nembo Orders of Battle
Appendix X Airborne Operations
Appendix XI Transport Aircraft and Weapons
Bibliography
Index

Sixty-five B/W photos, 10 color. 52 color maps.

I have no idea when it will be published. They need to send the proof and then I will need to index the book.

Cleaning/organizing my office today.

Pista! Jeff
 
Hi Jeff
I had a few questions about the topics in your book.....I saw the list of topics and was wondering if the last of the chapters...north,south or home.....also covers the history of para units of the CSR (Italian Social Republic) and even if what concerns the Tonini group also includes the history of the Pancano Group..... Thank youin advance
Maurizio
 

jwsleser

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Maurizio

The book ends with the events of 8-14 September 1943. I am considering a second book covering both the R.S.I. and Co-belligerent forces. I have been collecting sources for that topic.

Gruppo «Pancano» is covered during the Battle of Derna. I discuss my understanding of the origin of the gruppo in a footnote but its story in the book begins on 15 January 1941.

Pista! Jeff
 
ah OK .... I was wondering why the history of the Italian parachute units after the advent of the RSI is quite difficult to find especially due to the obstructionism made in Italy for at least 60 years after the end of the war .... Thank you... I will wait for your new book on RSI paras
Maurizio
 
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