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The last soldiers of the King : wartime Italy, 1943-1945

Author: Eugenio Corti
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the sequel to the highly acclaimed Few Returned, Eugenio Corti, one of Italy's most distinguished postwar writers, continues his poignant account of his experiences as an Italian soldier in the Second World War. In the earlier book, Corti, a twenty-one-year-old lieutenant of artillery, recounts the horrifying experience of the soldiers who were sent to Russia to fight alongside their German ally. On the River
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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, Italian
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Corti, Eugenio, 1921-
Last soldiers of the King.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)607027011
Named Person: Eugenio Corti; Eugenio Corti
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eugenio Corti
ISBN: 0826214916 9780826214911
OCLC Number: 52876457
Description: ix, 329 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. June 1944. The Corpo Italiano di Liberazione in Abruzzi ; Entrance into Chieti --
pt. 2. Flashback. The armistice of September 8, 1943, in Nettuno and the dissolution of the army ; Wanderings in Lazio, Abruzzi, and Molise ; The passing of the British-German front ; "Reorganization camps" in Puglia ; The Corpo di Liberazione is formed --
pt. 3. Summer of 1944. The advance of the Corpo continues in Abruzzi ; The advance in the Marches ; The liberation of Macerata, and the battles of Filottrano and the Musone ; At rest in the rear zone --
pt. 4. Fall and winter of 1944-1945. The Corpo di Liberazione goes south for British reequipment ; Rome 1944, the ruins of Cassino, and Naples 1944 ; The winter in Beneventano --
pt. 5. Spring of 1945. On the front again at the "Gothic Line" ; The battle for Bologna and the end of the war ; Milan after the liberation ; The garrison at the Tridentine border.
Other Titles: Ultimi soldati del re.
Responsibility: Eugenio Corti ; translated by Manuela Arundel ; foreword by Carlo D'Este.
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In this sequel to ""Few Returned"", Eugenio Corti continues his poignant account of his experiences as an Italian soldier in World War II. In 1943, after repeated military defeats, Mussolini was  Read more...

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