L. Slongo's new book: Ali D'Africa, Story of the 1st Stormo

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L. Slongo's new book: Ali D'Africa, Story of the 1st Stormo

Post by Vincent Biondi » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:55 am

Hello Ludovico,
I was just on Hakan's Biplane web site and saw your new book for sale.
It looks like an excellent publication!
Will we be able to order it through Stormo.
Congratulations,
Thanks,
Vincent.

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Post by Capitano » Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:06 am

Vince,

What biplane site? Is it some thing we should know about?

Paul


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Post by Vincent Biondi » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:34 am

Hi Paul,
I am attaching the web site below.
It is the best Biplane web site and deals with eveything to do with biplanes, aces, battles, etc., from every country.
The site is run by Hakan Gustavasson and he works with other researchers like Ludovigo Slongo.
Great site, fantastic research.
Enjoy,
Vincent.
http://surfcity.kund.dalnet.se/

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Post by Håkan » Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:18 pm

Hello Vincent,

Thanks for the kind words on my site.
Regarding Ludovico's book it will be available March, from Istituto Bibliografico Napoleone IBN.
This book is written by Michele Palermo and my colleauge Ludovico Slongo and covers the 1o Stormo C.T. in North Africa from November 1941 to July 1942.
I have had the opportunity to read the manuscript and it’s very good with lots of interesting information. Still today, the best source to the air war over North Africa is Christopher Shores and Hans Ring’s now out-dated “Fighters over the desert” from 1969. In this book the Italian units is very poorly covered and almost all Allied combats/losses are verified against Luftwaffe records and the part taken by the Regia Aeronautica is neglected (must possible due to lack of sources at the time of writing). “Ali D’Africa” remedies this regarding the 1o Stormo and compares the unit’s combats with available Allied and Luftwaffe records showing that the Italian units played an important part on the Axis side.
This book is, to my knowledge, the first covering this period in detail written by Italian researchers/historians made available in English. This is a very important event!
The book is written in dual Italian/English and will cost € 18. The book will be available through Aviolibri (http://www.aviolibri.it/catalogo_avio_e ... at_id=1000) but it can already be pre-ordered from IBN@aviolibri.it

Please visit my blog to see the front-cover (http://ww2biplanefighteraces.blogspot.com/)

Best wishes/Håkan

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Post by Vincent Biondi » Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:41 pm

Hi Hakan,
Hope evything is well with you.
Thanks for the info.
I am looking forward to purchasing both of your books (CR42 Aces of WW2 and Desert Prelude:Air War in Africa 1940-1941) as well as, the Ali D'Africa by M. Palermo and L. Slongo
All the best,
Vincent.

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Post by stefanuccio » Sun May 17, 2009 2:51 pm

hallo hakan
i am always been a regular visitor of your website which i find extremely fashinating .i want you to know that you are doing a great job historically very relevant unique in view of the role of the biplane in ww2
ciao stefanuccio

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