Mussolini s War

This remarkable book rightly shows the centrality of Italy to the war, outlining the brief rise and disastrous fall of the Italian military campaign.

Mussolini s War

Mussolini s War

SHORTLISTED FOR THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON MEDAL FOR MILITARY HISTORY 2021 A DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020 From an acclaimed military historian, the definitive account of Italy's experience of the Second World War While staying closely aligned with Hitler, Mussolini remained carefully neutral until the summer of 1940. Then, with the wholly unexpected and sudden collapse of the French and British armies, Mussolini declared war on the Allies in the hope of making territorial gains in southern France and Africa. This decision proved a horrifying miscalculation, dooming Italy to its own prolonged and unwinnable war, immense casualties and an Allied invasion in 1943 which ushered in a terrible new era for the country. John Gooch's new book is the definitive account of Italy's war experience. Beginning with the invasion of Abyssinia and ending with Mussolini's arrest, Gooch brilliantly portrays the nightmare of a country with too small an industrial sector, too incompetent a leadership and too many fronts on which to fight. Everywhere - whether in the USSR, the Western Desert or the Balkans - Italian troops found themselves against either better-equipped or more motivated enemies. The result was a war entirely at odds with the dreams of pre-war Italian planners - a series of desperate improvizations against Allies who could draw on global resources and against whom Italy proved helpless. This remarkable book rightly shows the centrality of Italy to the war, outlining the brief rise and disastrous fall of the Italian military campaign. 'It is hard to imagine a finer account, both of the sweep of Italy's wars, and of the characters caught up in them' Caroline Moorhead, The Guardian

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Mussolini's War
Language: un
Pages: 576
Authors: John Gooch
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-07 - Publisher: Penguin UK

SHORTLISTED FOR THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON MEDAL FOR MILITARY HISTORY 2021 A DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020 From an acclaimed military historian, the definitive account of Italy's experience of the Second World War While staying closely aligned with Hitler, Mussolini remained carefully neutral until the summer of 1940.
Mussolini's War
Language: un
Pages: 224
Authors: Frank Joseph
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-05-06 - Publisher: Helion and Company

Among the great misconceptions of modern times is the assumption that Benito Mussolini was Hitler's junior partner, who made no significant contributions to the Second World War. That conclusion originated with Allied propagandists determined to boost Anglo-American morale, while undermining Axis cooperation. The Duce's failings, real or imagined, were inflated
Mussolini's War in Spain 1936-1939
Language: un
Pages: 282
Authors: Patrick Cloutier
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-02-09 - Publisher: Axis Europe

Published 80 years after the end of Italian combat operations in Catalonia, "Mussolini's War in Spain 1936-1939" discusses Italian military aid to the Nationalists in the Spanish Civil War. Mr. Cloutier's work draws much from Italian and Spanish publications, followed by Russian publications, as well as such classic Anglosphere historians
Mussolini's Battle of Wheat
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Gaetano Salvemini
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1931 - Publisher:

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Mussolini in the First World War
Language: un
Pages: 224
Authors: Paul O'Brien
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-04 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

How did Benito Mussolini come to fascism? Standard accounts of the dictator have failed to explain satisfactorily the transition from his pre-World War I 'socialism' to his post-war fascism. This controversial new book is the first to examine closely Mussolini's political trajectory during the Great War as evidenced in his

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