Book -Palombari della Marina Militare Italiana/Helmet Divers of the Italian Navy. 1849-2009-. By F. Vitale and G. Betrò
During the -Eudi Show- (European Diving Show), scheduled from the 11st to the 14th February 2010 in Bologna-Italy, fri. 11st has been the official launching of the book -Palombari della Marina Militare Italiana. 1849-2009-, written by F. Vitale and G. Betrò and edited by -La Mandragora-. The book, 460 pages in format cm 30x21.5 (available only in italian language...), with many photos and technical sheets, explain us the history of the Helmet Divers of the Italian Navy, from the foundation of their training School in Genoa happened in July 1849, by an analysis of the instruments and of the personnel, of the past and actual, celebrating in this way, both the 160th anniversary of the foundation of the training School and both the 100th anniversary (Nov. 1910) of the presence of the same training School in Le Grazie (near La Spezia), where is actually.
The press conference of the book with, from the right to the left, the 1st Admiral G. Cavo Dragone (Chief of the Italian Navy’s Commandos Unit -Com.Sub.In.-) and the two authors of the book, G. Betrò (Chief of the Scuba Diver School of the Italian Navy) and F. Vitale
The Luminor Marina of the Chief, the 1st Admiral G. Cavo Dragone…
The two pages of the book dedicated to the watches utilized by the Italian Navy's Helmet Divers: in the past, the Panerai (models Radiomir and Luminor) and, actually, the MMT500/O.P.V.
At the booth of the Italian Navy, also a mask taken from the relic of the 2nd w. w. Italian (Royal) Navy’s Submariner -Scirè-
Finally, the bodice (at that time already warm up….) and the shoulders-cover in wool, utilized by the Deutsche Navy's Helmet Divers during the 2nd w., exhibited at the booth of the H. D. S. Italy