History of the Italian paratroops

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jwsleser
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History of the Italian paratroops

Post by jwsleser » 14 Feb 2023 17:21

My book on the paracadutisti italiani, Infantrymen of the Air, has been completed and sent to Helion. I should know sometime next week on the likely publication date.
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Table of Contents:

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

The book contains 65 B/W photos and 10 in color. There are 52 color maps supporting the text. Note that on the website that the page count and the number of photos/maps have not been updated. I have estimated the page count at 430 pages not including the index.

https://www.helion.co.uk/military-histo ... a548d1491f

Pista! Jeff
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Re: History of the Italian paratroops

Post by Orwell1984 » 16 Feb 2023 17:22

Much anticipated here.

I'm confident it will be well written and superbly researched.

One sale guaranteed for sure.

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Re: History of the Italian paratroops

Post by jwsleser » 17 Feb 2023 21:23

Orwell1984

Thank you for the kind words. Yes, a week in the Italian Army archives and over 3,000 pages of documents and yet still some unanswered questions. I have filled in as many gaps as I can and documented the rational behind my decisions. There are some gaps I couldn't resolve and noted them for further research. Over 700 footnotes will help readers know the sources used to construct the narrative.

While I have been awaiting Helion's publishing timeline, I have added two more maps and closed a few gaps. One was the planned German forces for «C3». I found plenty of opinions and thoughts, but it wasn't until recently that I obtained primary sources to support what was planned. Even with this, a detailed discussion of the German involvement is still needed. That might be another book for me. Pen & Sword has a book on Operazione C3 due out in late March, so I will see what that author has to say.

Pista! Jeff
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