In this latest release, Squadron/Signal has published an interesting title that covers another subject area that previously been given little attention (at least on this side of the Atlantic). Italian Medium Tanks in Action examines the variety of tanks and self-propelled guns that were developed during the period of Italy's alliance with Nazi Germany during the Second World War.
Many of these tanks saw service in support of Rommel's domain over North Africa and later during the defense of the continent. Many captured and 'drafted' armaments found their way into German service, and such was the case with a few Italian-made tanks. This title covers a few examples that were pressed into German service in Northern Italy.
As with all of Squadron's In Action series, this title is filled with great black & white photos, scrap diagrams, 3-view drawings of specific subjects and a set of color profiles to illustrate the camouflage and markings of these vehicles. Unit markings and summary histories of each vehicle type rounds out this title, providing the reader with a great reference on this interesting area of history.
I recommend this title to all World War Two historians and armor modelers alike. My sincere thanks to Squadron/Signal Publications for this review sample!