Must have books

sultanbev

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The Green Series of books from Poland are excellent:
Green Series 4122 - Light Trucks of the Italian Army in WW2 by Enrico Finazzer & Luigi Carretta MMP Books (2017) ISBN 978-83-65281-22-7
Green Series 4119 - Italian Artillery of WW2 by Enrico Finazzer & Ralph A Riccio, MMP Books (2015) ISBN 978-83-63678-61-6

An oldie but a still a little gem:
Italian Tanks & Fighting Vehicles of WW2 by Ralph Ricco, Pique Publications (1975) ISBN 0-904811-01-8

The more recent Osprey books are proving very useful:
New Vanguard 191 Italian Light Tanks 1919-1945, F Cappellano & PP Battistelli, Osprey Publishing (2012) ISBN 978-1-84908-777-3
New Vanguard 195 Italian Medium Tanks 1939-1945, F Cappellano & PP Battistelli, Osprey Publishing (2012) ISBN 978-1-84908-775-9
New Vanguard 261 Italian Armoured & Reconnaissance Cars 1911-1945, F Cappellano & PP Battistelli, Osprey Publishing (2018) 9781472824332

The Nafziger books are kinda useful as a starting point:
Italian Order of Battle WW2 by George F Nafziger vols 1, 2, 3 (1996)

For technical specs on Italian armour as used by the Germans I've not yet found better:
Encyclopedia of German Tanks of WW2, Peter Chamberlain & Hilary Doyle, Arms & Armour Press (1978/1993 reprint), ISBN 1-85409-214-6

A good read is:
Iron Hulls Iron Hearts by IW Walker, Crowoood Press (2003) ISBN 1-81626-646-4

Mark
 

sultanbev

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The Tank Power series has some excellent colour profiles of Italian armour, including captured AFVs:
Tank Power XXIX 253 Czolgi Mussoliniego (Mussolini's Tanks) by Janusz Ledwoch, (2006) ISBN 83-7219-253-7 or978-83-7219-253-0

Mark
 

fredleander

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I see now that there is already a review of this book here - link on the "Home" front page. I shall just add that it is on sale at Amazon Kindle for a few bucks. I shall post a review anyway, more on the writing as such than on the actual facts described in the book.

Fred
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I see now that there is already a review of this book here - link on the "Home" front page. I shall just add that it is on sale at Amazon Kindle for a few bucks. I shall post a review anyway, more on the writing as such than on the actual facts described in the book.

Fred
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Hi Fred,

It's always good to have new reviews. It was just a preview review anyway :)
 
I didn't want to start a whole new thread just for one book and I've noticed some tank books already posted.
Here's the latest one about the L6:
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I haven't read it so I can't offer any opinion but the review looks decent.


"After the release of the first edition of this volume, which has long since sold out, in 2007, the same authors present a new edition, greatly expanded thanks to the documents and information collected in recent years.
The work describes the light cart L6, the self-propelled L40, the prototypes and derivatives related to them; is part of the series dedicated by the GMT to Italian armored vehicles, which already has numerous titles.
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