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Mussolini unleashed, 1939-1941 : politics and strategy in fascist Italy's last war

Author: MacGregor Knox
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the motives, preparation, objectives, contact and consequences of Italy's war of 1940, which ended the country's role as a great power and reduced it to the status of first among Germany's satellites. What Professor Knox demonstrates more clearly than any previous biographer or historian is the limits of Mussolini's power. In particular, thanks to exhaustive research in the relevant archives, he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie 1939-1941
History
Named Person: Benito Mussolini; Benito Mussolini; Benito Mussolini; Benito Mussolini; Benito Mussolini
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: MacGregor Knox
ISBN: 0521239176 9780521239172
OCLC Number: 7775314
Description: x, 385 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. 'There has been much bluff' --
2. Bellicose nonbelligerent --
3. 'The most impatient of all Italians' --
4. June-September 1940: Duce strategy in the shadow of Sea Lion --
5. The attack on Greece --
6. To the Berghof: Italy's end as a great power --
Conclusion: The meaning of Fascist Italy's last war --
Appendices --
Abbreviations --
Notes --
A note on sources --
Frequently cited works --
Index.
Responsibility: MacGregor Knox.
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