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The Black Prince and the Sea Devils: The Story of Valerio Borghese and the Elite Units of the Decima MAS

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At the beginning of World War II, Prince Junio Valerio Borghese, dashing Italian nobleman, assembled the famous Decima MAS naval unit-the first modern naval commando squad. Borghese's "frogmen" were trained to fight undercover and underwater with small submarines and assault boats armed with a variety of destructive torpedoes. The covert tactics he and the Decima MAS ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published March 17th 2004 by Da Capo Press (first published March 16th 2004)
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Feb 10, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting book that sheds light on the life of Valerio Borghese and the Decima Mas that he served in in the Italian navy during World War 2. The Decima Mas was one of the few Italian units during the war that had a good combat record and carried out some of the most daring and audacious raids by any side during the war. It also follows Borghese's and the unit after the armistice of 1943 when they chose to fight on along with the Germans and mostly in anti-partisan operations in northern Italy ...more
Makomai
Si perde un po' troppo nei particolari, mancando il quadro di insieme e accennando appena le motivazioni di Borghese l'otto settembre ed oltre. Ho letto di meglio sull'argomento.
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from Library of Congress: Greene, Jack, 1949-

Jack Greene is the author of four previous books and has contributed articles on a wide range of naval and military subjects. He lives in Los Osos, California.

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