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Author Arrigo Petacco

Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:23 pm
by wadinga
Fellow Contributors,

Doe anyone know if Le battaglie navali del Mediterraneo nella seconda guerra mondiale by Arrigo Petacco has been published in English?

All the best


Re: Author Arrigo Petacco

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:39 am
by Alberto Virtuani
Hello everybody,

I'm not aware of an English version of this book.

I have the Italian version, a very good book, but more a popularizing and informative book than a detail original research: Arrigo Petacco was (he died last year) a journalist and a screenwriter more than a professional historian: however, his book is a good 230 pages summary of the naval battles in the Med in WWII, without major errors and quite balanced.

Plus: original war bulletins, many precise battlemaps, schemes and technical data of ships, planes and arms
Minus: a bit "rethorical" writing style, few references are given for the information reported

Bye, Alberto