Introduction /Italian naval strategy and the role of the cruiser /Italian cruiser design and development and impact of the Washington and London Naval Treaties /Italian Cruisers at War /The Cruiser Classes /Analysis and Conclusion /Further Reading /Index
Packed with illustrations and technical detail, this is a rare insight into the design, capabilities and war record of Italy's World War II cruisers. It is a must-have for naval enthusiasts, wargamers, modellers, and all those interested in World War II at sea.
Mark E. Stille (Commander, United States Navy, retired) received his BA in History from the University of Maryland and also holds an MA from the Naval War College. He has worked in the intelligence community for 35 years including tours on the faculty of the Naval War College, on the Joint Staff and on US Navy ships. He is currently a senior analyst working in the Washington DC area. He is the author of numerous Osprey titles, focusing on naval history in the Pacific.
"...delivers a lot of information in a quick and easy read, with engaging photographs and color illustrations. This book is an excellent primer for those interested in learning about Italian cruisers of World War Two." - IPMS/USA