Accession Number : ADA328114

Title :   Italy's Frogmen of World War II: Seizing the Opportunity, Losing the Fight.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Tanaka, Reid S.

PDF Url : ADA328114

Report Date : 19 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : In WW II, a handful of brave Italian patriots, carried out a naval guerrilla war against Allied ships in the British controlled harbors of the Mediterranean Sea. In three years, the men of the Tenth Light Flotilla, using human torpedoes and explosive motor boats, provided some of the greatest tactical success stories of the war. Because of significant weaknesses in operational design, Italy failed to capitalize on these victories to achieve grander objectives.

Descriptors :   *GUERRILLA WARFARE, MILITARY HISTORY, OPTIMIZATION, NAVY, ASSAULT, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), MISSIONS, ITALY, FIRES, MEDITERRANEAN SEA, HARBORS, DESTROYERS.

Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE