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The Italian Navy in the World War 1915 - 1918 Facts and Figures

By Various

1927

Provveditorato Generale Dello Stato : Rome

10" by 7"

vii, 58pp [plus plates]

 

 

 

DETAILS

A scarce first edition copy of this fascinating study of the Italian Navy in the First World War, dealing with such topics as ships, mines, uniforms, medical services, and torpedoes, to name a few.

This work also features three appendices that cover the following topics: 'Expenditure', 'The Leaders', and 'The Heroes'. Copiously illustrated throughout with photographic plates, coloured folding maps, and statistical information and diagrams. This copy features a tipped-in letter dated '3rd October', typed and signed by Capt. F. Farina of the Italian Naval Attache', on note paper from the Royal Italian Embassy in London. The letter states a s follows: 'Dear Sir The Historical Section of the Italian Ministry of Marine has published in Italy and English translation of their Work "The Italian Navy in the World War 1915 - 1918". The book sets out in simple form statistical information and details of indisputable value concerning the efforts and sacrifices made by the Italian Navy in the struggle against the Austrian Empire during the period 1915-1918. The diagrams and photographs with which the book is illustrated are an undeniable proof of the authenticity of the information which the book contains. Knowing with what interest all matters with regard to naval questions, and particularly those relating to the Great War, are followed in this country I have much pleasure in asking you to accept the enclosed copy of this work. Believe me Yours very Truly, (F. Farina) Capt. I.R.N. Italian Naval Attache'.

CONDITION

In a quarter cloth binding with pictorial paper covered boards. Externally, rubbed and worn, with loss to extremities. Rubbing and sunning to boards. Slight sunning to extremities. Tipped in letter to front pastedown. Evidence of tape repair to front free-endpaper. Internally firmly bound. Pages age toned to edges but clean throughout. Small closed tears to folds of the occasional folded plate.

Overall Condition: Good

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