Recommended reading on Italy under Fascism 1922-1945

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Re: Recommended reading on Italy under Fascism 1922-1945

Post by Messe62 » 21 Feb 2017 06:28

MUSSOLINIS ARMY IN THE FRENCH RIVIERA- ITALYS OCCUPATION OF FRANCE BY EMANUELE SICA.

A VERY FINE WORK ON A HIGHLY OBSCURE PART OF ITALYS WARTIME CONTRIBUTION. EXCELLENT FOR UNDERSTANDING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FRANCE, GERMANY AND ITALY.

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Re: Recommended reading on Italy under Fascism 1922-1945

Post by Messe62 » 21 Feb 2017 06:32

THE BRUTAL FRIENDSHIP, MUSSOLINI HITLER AD THE FALL OF ITALIAN FASCISM BY F.W.DEAKIN.

A TRULY OUTSTANDING AND EXHAUSTIVE WORK THAT COVERS ALMOST EVERY ASPECT OF ITALY-GERMAN ALLIANCE AND HOW FROM ALAMEIN TO THE FINAL DAYS OF THE WAR ITALY WAS INFLUENCED BY GERMANY AND HOW INCREASINGLY MUSSOLINI BECAME JUST A TRAGIC FIGURE IN EVENTS HE HAD SET IN MOTION.

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Re: Recommended reading on Italy under Fascism 1922-1945

Post by Messe62 » 21 Feb 2017 06:34

FASCISMS EUROPEAN EMPIRE-ITALIAN OCCUPATION IN WORLD WAR II. BY DAVID RODOGNO

EXCELLENT WORK THAT DESCRIBES THE APPLICATION OF FASCIST POLICY TO ALL THE TERRITORIES OCCUPIED BY ITALY IN THE WAR.

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Re: Recommended reading on Italy under Fascism 1922-1945

Post by Messe62 » 21 Feb 2017 06:36

ITALIAN INTERVENTION IN THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR BY JOHN COVERDALE.

EXCELLENT DETAILED ANALYSIS OF ITALYS ROLE IN SPAIN AND HOW ALTHOUGH SUCCESSFUL DRAINED ITALY FINANACIALLY AND MATERIALLY WHICH WOULD COST HER DEARLY UPON HER ENTRY INTO THE 2ND WORLD WAR.

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Re: Recommended reading on Italy under Fascism 1922-1945

Post by Messe62 » 21 Feb 2017 06:39

ITALIAN FOREIGN POLICY UNDER MUSSOLINI BY LUIGI VILLARI

ALTHOUGH DATED, VILLARIS WORK IS STILL QUITE VALID IN MANY AREAS AS HE WAS PART OF FASCIST ITALYS FOREIGN OFFICE AND WAS ABLE TO SEE FIRST HAND THE INFIGHTING, VACILATION AND MISTAKES AS WELL AS GIVING EXCELLENT INSIGHT INTO HOW MUSSOLINIS IDEAS WERE TRANSLATED INTO REALITY.

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Re: Recommended reading on Italy under Fascism 1922-1945

Post by Messe62 » 21 Feb 2017 06:41

HOLLOW LEGIONS BY MARIO CERVI

A DETAILED STUDY OF THE GREECE CAMPAIGN. ALTHOUGH NOT A TACTICAL STUDY ITS AN OUTSTANDING OVERVIEW OF THE WAR, HOW IT WAS WAGED, THE UTTER FAILURE OF MUSSOLINI AND THE CATASTROPHIC LOSSES SUFFERED BY TROOPS WHO PAID THE PRICE FOR IL DUCES ERRORS.

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Re: Recommended reading on Italy under Fascism 1922-1945

Post by Messe62 » 21 Feb 2017 06:44

MUSSOLINIS INTELLECTUALS FASCIST SOCIAL AND POLITICAL THOUGHT BY JAMES GREGOR

A TRULY SCHOLARLY LOOK AT THE FORMATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF ITALIAN FASCIST THOUGHT SPANNING A 40 YEAR PERIOD, EXCELLENT WORK.

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Re: Recommended reading on Italy under Fascism 1922-1945

Post by Klaus Von Kueste » 15 Jun 2018 16:43

If you know italian there are these book on RSI-German relationships:

Cospito N., Neulen H. W. (1992), Salò-Berlino: l'alleanza difficile, Mursia;
and this: https://www.donzelli.it/libro/9788860363336

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