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Post by Imperious leader » Thu Jan 06, 2005 2:00 am

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/2WWarmedforces.htm

http://expage.com/gren0.htm

http://www.wpunj.edu/~history/courses/h ... chrono.htm

http://www.atthefront.com/japanese.htm

http://www.luft46.com/

http://www.militariacollection.com/

http://www.naval-history.net/

http://www.naval-history.net/WW2CampaignRoyalNavy.htm

http://www.1944militaria.com/.htm

http://members.tripod.com/~marcin_w/index-2.html

http://members.tripod.com/~marcin_w/index-2.html

http://www3.sympatico.ca/ergrenier/WWII.html


http://www.teacheroz.com/WWIImaps.htm

http://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/g ... olour.html

http://www.onwar.com/shoppe/index.htm

http://homepage.floodcity.net/users/mas ... emaps.html

http://www.navwar.freeserve.co.uk/ww1colourschemes.htm

http://www.firstworldwar.com/features/

http://www.tridentmilitary.com/German-WW2/index.html

http://www.dean.usma.edu/history/web03/ ... 0index.htm

http://pages.prodigy.net/aesir/wwi.htm

http://www.militariacollection.com/naziuniforms.htm

http://www.gwpda.org/photos/greatwr2.htm#command.htm

http://www.pzg.biz/lighters.htm

http://www.onwar.com/tanks/ussr/index.htm

http://www.gmtgames.com/uggbg/main.html

http://flagspot.net/flags/de1871~w.html

http://www.warship.get.net.pl/Gallery_main.html

http://www.worldwar1.co.uk/

http://www.panzerace.net/main/downloads ... ction=mp3s

http://www.rctankcombat.com/audio/panzerlied.html

http://www.euronet.nl/users/wilfried/ww2/1941.htm

http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Cavern/2941/units.htm

http://www.worldwar-2.net/links/links-index.htm

http://members.aol.com/forcountry/ww2/bal.htm

http://home.earthlink.net/~jamiranda/sgrad.html

http://www.museoscienza.org/english/aereo/caproni.html

this is a few sites. I got many more but im getting sleepy doing this.zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz[/url]
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Post by Imperious leader » Thu Jan 06, 2005 2:34 am

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Post by Lobo » Fri Jan 07, 2005 4:00 pm

By the outbreak of the Second World War the fascists influenced all aspects of the Italian Army. The promotion of officers who supported Mussolini lowered standards and seriously damaged morale.

In 1940 Mussolini took over strategic control of the armed forces. Senior officers were not consulted when Italy entered the war in June 1940.

The army had 72 divisions, mostly of unmechanized infantry. There were three armoured divisions but their tanks were of a poor quality. The infantry were poorly trained and were paid low wages.

On the outbreak of war Mussolini already had over a million men in the Italian Army based in Libya. In neighbouring Egypt the British Army had only 36,000 men guarding the Suez Canal and the Arabian oilfields. On 13th September, 1940, Marshall Rodolfo Graziani and five Italian divisions began a rapid advance into Egypt but halted in front of the main British defences at Mersa Matruh.

In October 1940, Benito Mussolini declared war on Greece. Attempts by the Italian Army to invade Greece ended in failure. The war was also going badly in North Africa. Although outnumbered, General Archibald Wavell ordered a British counter-offensive on 9th December, 1940. The Italians suffered heavy casualties and were pushed back more than 800km (500 miles). British troops moved along the coast and on 22nd January, 1941, they captured the port of Tobruk in Libya from the Italians.

- This is from the first website on your list under the Italian Army. -

This website does not provide any sources for it's "information" that I saw. Please correct if I am wrong. It's always a bad idea to take what you read on the internet or any undocumented source as fact.

"The Chronological Atlas of WWII" by Charles Messenger
puts the number of Italians as 250,000 with 200,000 of those as natives with little military training. He puts the British forces in Egypt at 63,000 (your website may be dyslexic). The website is correct in saying that the Italian troops were poorly armed and trained. You cannot bean count when assessing military effectiveness.

Note that "The Oxford Companion to World War II" Oxford University Press. 1995. puts the ENTIRE Italian army at 1,600,000 in June 1940.

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Post by Imperious leader » Fri Jan 07, 2005 4:32 pm

well your first source posted comflicts with the oxford post. On page 593 of the oxford companion it states 73 divisions on june 1940 with 14 being deployed in lybia . Id prefer to give more credence to them. 43 were as they call it "marching infantry" with the balance in some form of tranportation or alpine. They did not have poor tanks per se ,but they focused on light tanks like the british who recoqnized their use would fall primarily in desert warfare. The lighter tank would travel farther and use less oil, petrol. So yes compared to a british "comet" they would be cut to pieces. The real point to see is that Italy if played correctly can have her "place in the sun" and should.
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Post by Imperious leader » Fri Jan 07, 2005 7:18 pm

ok my links page is now fixed thanks to elbow
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Post by d6veteran » Wed Jan 12, 2005 8:58 pm

Nice list. Haven't seen a lot of these. Should keep me busy at "work" for awhile ;)

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