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Mussolini and the origins of the Second World War, 1933-1940

Mussolini and the origins of the Second World War, 1933-1940

Author: Robert Mallett
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
Series: Making of the 20th century (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
With access to previously unseen archival materials, Robert Mallett here assesses the ideological, geopolitical, domestic and strategic considerations that shaped Mussolini's alliance with Hitler, and his subsequent decision to wage war against Great Britain and France in June 1940.

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Named Person: Benito Mussolini; Benito Mussolini; Benito Mussolini; Benito Mussolini
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Mallett
ISBN: 033374814X 9780333748145 0333748158 9780333748152
OCLC Number: 51931101
Description: ix, 266 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Contrasting Interpretations of Mussolini and the Origins of the Second World War --
A Tortuous Landscape --
A New Alignment --
The Holy War --
Cementing the Bond --
A Brutal Friendship --
Passi Romani --
'Not a Diaphragm, but an Axis' --
'The Vital Need for Empire' --
The Climacteric --
Series Title: Making of the 20th century (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Responsibility: Robert Mallett.
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