Italian soldier in North Africa 1941Â?43

Italian soldier in North Africa 1941Â?43

Despite the attention paid to the Afrikakorps over the years, it was the numerically far superior forces of the Italian Army that held the line and formed the bulk of the fighting power available to the Axis powers during the War in the Desert from 1941 through to 1943. Their performance has been unfairly criticised over the years Â? the best units of the Italian Army were equal to those of the British and Germans Â? but they suffered from a lack of mobility and… (more)