The author carefully examines the variations of uniforms and equipment used by the Italian armed forces during the First World War using over 700 carefully chosen and captioned period photographs. Further enhancing this work, is an informative essay by internationally acclaimed author, historian and collector Professor Dr. Renato Zavattini. There are detailed chapters covering Italian machinegun, medical, artillery, motor corps, infantry, technical, and special units such as flamethrowers. Other chapters feature the air service, Libyan Campaign, P.O.Ws, and trench life as well as the legendary Alpini, Arditi, Bersaglieri, and Carabinieri. The color gallery displays heretofore unpublished photos of original headdress, uniforms, equipment and accoutrements from private collections. This work is a must for all serious historians, collectors, model builders, wargamers, and re-enactors.