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Britain and the Vatican during the Second World War - Owen Chadwick

Britain and the Vatican during the Second World War

Paperback Published: 31st October 1988
ISBN: 9780521368254
Number Of Pages: 344

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In this highly acclaimed "inside view" of the Vatican and Fascist Italy, Owen Chadwick offers a new and rare perspective into the predicament of the papacy, the struggle to keep Italy out of the war, the question of condemning atrocities, the fall of Fascism, and the German occupation of Rome.

'This is one of the most interesting books so far written about the Second World War ... a strange tale wonderfully told by the master of the art of writing history.' Robert Blake, Illustrated London News 'The whole narrative is full of ... fascinating details, and they are told with great skill ... [The volume] gives us a completely new insight into the inner workings of that Vatican, and the human story of the relationship between two exceptional men is sheer delight.' Denis Mack Smith, Times Literary Supplement 'With this book, Owen Chadwick had quite simply changed the agenda for historians who really want to understand what the Vatican was up to during the war.' Peter Hebblethwaite, Guardian '... admirably succinct and readable account of diplomatic life in the Vatican ... his lively narrative provides a fascinating picture of the Vatican under siege'. Daily Telegraph

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Britain and the Vatican in the last years of Pope Pius XI (1935+39)
The conclave of 1939
The peace plans of Pius XII
The winter war, 1939+40
The Italian entry into the war
First months in the Vatican
Surveillance I
Surveillance II: the bag
The Jews in 1942
The bombing of Rome
The Italian armistice
The German occupation
Aftermath
Select bibliography
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521368254
ISBN-10: 0521368251
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 31st October 1988
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 15.19  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.55