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Hitler's raid to save Mussolini : the most infamous commando operation of World War II

Author: Greg A Annussek
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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"As the Allied invasion of Italy pressed on through the summer of 1943, the strutting dictator Benito Mussolini was overthrown and imprisoned by his own people in a remote mountaintop resort in the Apennines. Furious at the turn of events, Adolf Hitler, Il Duce's loyal ally, promised to rescue Mussolini and restore the Rome-Berlin Axis." "On September 12, a small convoy of glider aircraft suddenly began
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Benito Mussolini; Benito Mussolini; Benito Mussolini
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Greg A Annussek
ISBN: 0306813963 9780306813962
OCLC Number: 60245627
Description: vii, 325 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Mussolini Falls from Power --
Into the Wolf's Lair --
Treason in the Air --
An Early Friendship --
A Dangerous Game --
Tonight No Sleep for Anybody --
The Odyssey of Benito Mussolini --
Hitler Takes Control --
The Raid on Santo Stefano --
The Mystery of Maddalena Island --
The Badoglio Shuffle --
The Highest Prison in the World --
The Double Cross --
A Simple Plan --
Freeing Mussolini --
Epilogue: The Aftermath --
The Story of Operation Oak.
Responsibility: Greg Annussek.
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Annussek recounts the dramatic story of Germany's secret six-week operation to find and rescue the prisoner Mussolini and restore him to power, securing the Rome-Berlin Axis.  Read more...

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