Bragadin, Marc Antonio
The Italian Navy in World War II
Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1957
Pages: xviii + 380
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Feedback from Jim Oxley on Saturday, 20 May 2006
Rates this book:
This book, which has already gone through four Italian printings, was written by Commander Marc" Antonio Bragadin of the Italian Navy. It is based on documents in the Historical Office of the Italian Navy and many other Italian and foreign sources-principally British.
Commander Bragadin's history of the Italian Navy's activities in the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, and on the high seas between 1939 and 1945 presents a picture that never before has been available to English-speaking readers unversed in Italian. It pictures these historic events taken from a shorter range and with a sharper focus. The book supplies many missing details and corrects some misconceptions resulting from incomplete or inaccurate information at the time of their occurrence.
And does much to right the wrong impression given by British wartime propaganda that the Italian Navy was cowardly and lacked fighting skills. The men of the Regia Marina were as courageous and skilled as that of any Navy, and despite operating under very restrictive political rules and from poor leadership still managed to keep the Royal Navy fully occupied for three intense years of battle.
Feedback from Dominic Ciocca, Jr. on Thursday, 9 February 2012
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An outstanding book. I concur with Mr. Oxley, especially about the courage.
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