80 – The Italian Army In North Africa

Long standing listeners will have heard me chat to Walter Zapotoczny before, in episode 57 we looked at Ardennes offensive, and in episode 63 we looked at German penal battalions.

Patrons of the podcast might recall on both occasions after I’d finished recording we got to talking about the Italians in North Africa.

Well, Walter’s book on the topic was released a couple of months ago The Italian Army In North Africa: A Poor Fighting Force or Doomed by Circumstance.

Hopefully we can answer the question a poor fighting force or doomed by circumstance in this podcast.