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Italian Heavy Cruisers of WWII Book Review by John Asmussen
Book Title
Warship Pictorial #23 - Italian Heavy Cruisers of WWII
Author
Gordon E. Hogg & Steve Wiper
Publisher
Classic Warships Publishing
ISBN Number
0-9710687-9-8
Published
August 2004
Retail Price
$20.00 US
Warship Pictorial #23 - Italian Heavy Cruisers of WWII - Book Review
The book cover the Italian heavy cruisers of the Trento Class (Trento and Trieste), Zara Class (Zara, Fiume, Gorizia and Pola) and the Bolzano.

The book is 72 pages + cover.

There are 100 great black & white photos, and 10 full page stunning colour photos. The colour photos have never been published before (see samples on this page), just like many of the black and white photos. Colour photos of Italian warships are extremely rare so here is a unique opportunity to study the colours and camouflage used by the Italian navy in WWII.

The book also offer 21 very well made line drawings showing, among other things, the colours and camouflage for each ship.

As usual for all books from Classic Warships, this book also tell the general history of each ship as well as the technical details.

This book is great and a must for anybody interested in the Italian heavy cruisers of WWII.

Warship Pictorial #23 - Italian Heavy Cruisers of WWII - Scans from the Book
The book have the general history for each ship, here the Trento. A great and fast way to learn the history of each ship. Wonderful colour photo showing a parade of Italian heavy and light cruisers. Here Pola is in the lead. Photo taken from battleship Conti di Cavour. A good photo to study the colour and details of the teak deck too.
The book have line drawings of all the ships showing equipment details and camouflage. Invaluable to ship modellers and enthusiasts. Breathtaking colour photo of Zara during gunnery exersise. This is just one of 10 amazing colour photos in the book.
The book also offer a lot of great black and white photos of which many have not previously been published. Here some good detail photos. Beautiful photos of the Bolzano documenting the unique camouflage pattern it had.

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