An Italian fighter Fiat G 50 flies over a cargo ship belonging to a convoy. During the late 1941, the sinking of Italian convoys
was increasing dramatically and this caused serious troubles to the Afrika Korps, which saw its fulminant advance towards Egypt
very compromised due to the lack of supplies.
A ground operator gives the last indications to the pilot of an Italian fighter Macchi 202 that is about to take off. The Regia
Marina obtained the first positive results against the Royal Navy only when it finally established an efective collaboration with
An Italian freighter in toute towards North Africa. The difficulty of supply across the Mediterranean notably harmed the
possibilities of Germans and Italians in the desert.
A British O-class submarine photographed from an aircraft shortly before her departure. Used properly, the Enigma encoder used by
the Germans would have been virtually unbreakable, but in practice shortcomings in operation allowed the British to decode the
codified messages. Germans and Italians, ignoring this reality, pointed to treachery as the cause of the critical situation that
Italian convoys were suffering.
This photograph, published in 1942 in a German magazine, shows the nose of a Junkers Ju 52 transport airplane stationed in Sicily.
These aircraft were the workhorse of the German warfare logistic, providing multipurpose services such as evacuations or airborne
The forced inactivity exasperated the mood of the mariners, who tried every type of pastime to fill the long and monotonous
A German Ju 87 Stuka bomber flying over the Greek island of Leros. Here a garrison of 8000 Italian soldiers, belonging to the three
arms and supported by British troops, heroically and desperately resisted the German attacks during 52 days, before being finally
defeated. After the Armistice of September 1943, the Italian would have to live very hard times for the Germans would not forgive
what they considered a betrayal.