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15 minutes ago, Rick said:

Books or other information on this early W.W.2 conflict?

Thank you.

Christopher Shores and company with 'Dust Clouds In The Middle East"

https://www.amazon.com/Dust-Clouds-Middle-East-Madagascar/dp/189869737X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=RSPNGYEEL9EQ&keywords=dust+clouds+in+the+middle+east&qid=1643563997&s=books&sprefix=dust+clouds+in+the+middle+east%2Cstripbooks%2C389&sr=1-1

 

Sure it's mainly 'Air War' related but it was, as I recall pretty comprehensive.

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William Buckingham's "Tobruk" has its opening chapters covering this part of the conflict. But the other books already mentioned are probably more comprehensive. It's focusing on the ground, and has the potential advantage of 50 years of progress in historical research.

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Ok, that put the official history books unavailable. Still you might want to peek the maps

Large maps from official history here,  the last map have the forces disposition at 10 June 1940

https://issuu.com/rivista.militare1/docs/africa-orientale-vol-i-cartine

 

From page 53-62(in document not in ISSUU viewer) you have some quantities in weapons and men. 75/46 and 75/27 AV are anti aircraft guns.

Edit: 75/27 means the gun has 75mm cal and the length of the tube is 27 caliber so 27x75mm.

https://issuu.com/rivista.militare1/docs/africa-orientale-vol-ii-testo

 

Here are other maps from Italian Military Geographic Institute

https://issuu.com/rivista.militare1/docs/africa-orientale-cartine-testo
 

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41 minutes ago, lucklucky said:

Ok, that put the official history books unavailable. Still you might want to peek the maps

Large maps from official history here,  the last map have the forces disposition at 10 June 1940

https://issuu.com/rivista.militare1/docs/africa-orientale-vol-i-cartine

 

From page 53-62(in document not in ISSUU viewer) you have some quantities in weapons and men. 75/46 and 75/27 AV are anti aircraft guns.

Edit: 75/27 means the gun has 75mm cal and the length of the tube is 27 caliber so 27x75mm.

https://issuu.com/rivista.militare1/docs/africa-orientale-vol-ii-testo

 

Here are other maps from Italian Military Geographic Institute

https://issuu.com/rivista.militare1/docs/africa-orientale-cartine-testo
 

Thank you lucklucky, appreciate it.

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