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Book and wrapper condition:

A green cloth bound book with gilt lettering to the spine. Page block immaculate unread with no inscriptions - Condition is FINE (as new)
Pristine wrapper is unclipped and Condition is FINE (as new).

240 pages. 250 mm. x 290 mm. 20 mm.
Weight adequately wrapped <1800 grams.

£23.00 including UK delivery.

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A Reference Guide to the Regia Marina 1930-1945

This is the 1st. edition (Hardbound not card)

First published in Great Britain in 2012 by Seaforth Publishing
An imprint of Pen & Sword Books Ltd.

Mussolini's Navy: A Reference Guide to the Regia Marina 1930-1945: A flash photograph intended to give an impression of the appearance and general condition of this book.

ISBN: 978 1 84832 115 1

Jacket Blurbs:

This book is a complete guide to the Regia Marina, the navy with which Italy fought the Second World War. Starting with the historical background, it describes how the navy developed, how it was organised, the facilities that supported it, and the operations it conducted both before and after the armistice in 1943. It also details all its ships, with full technical particulars, plans and photos. Furthermore, there are chapters on special topics like camouflage; uniforms, decorations and insignia; and a 'who's who' of important naval personalities; and the reference value of the book is enhanced by a comprehensive bibliography and guide to sources.

Mussolini's Navy: Book is too large to be scanned whole so this is a composite image.The illustration is a noteworthy feature of the book as the author's collection of naval photographs is one of the best in Italy. He is also a fine draughtsman, and his ship plans and colour illustrations are both detailed and accurate, adding a particular appeal for modelmakers.

Of all the main combatant navies of this era, the Italian is probably the most poorly represented in English-language publications, so this comprehensive handbook will be especially welcomed by the naval history community.

Mussolini's Navy: A Reference Guide to the Regia Marina 1930-1945 - Wrapper's spine area.



Scans of the dust wrapper's spine area top, and below
the spine showing the bright gilt lettering and decoration.