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Mussolini : The Last 600 Days of Il Duce - Ray Moseley


The Last 600 Days of Il Duce

Hardcover Published: 30th June 2004
ISBN: 9781589790957
Number Of Pages: 432

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In his last days, Mussolini, the tyrant, was in the grip of anger, shame, and depression. The German armed forces that had sustained his puppet government since its creation in September 1943 were being inexorably driven out of Italy, the frontiers of his Fascist republic were shrinking daily and Mussolini was aware that German military leaders were negotiating with the Allies behind his back in neutral Switzerland. Moseley's well-researched and highly engaging tome throws light on the last twenty months of the despot's life and culminates with the dramatic capture and execution of Mussolini (and his mistress Claretta Petacci) by partisans of the Italian resistance on April 28, 1945.

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...his life, so splendidly captured, by Mosely...--Mario Szichman "Goldsboro New-Argus "

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
The Last Spectatorp. 1
After the Fallp. 6
Birth of the Salo Republicp. 25
The Fate of the Roman Jewsp. 41
Mussolini and Clarettap. 52
A Most Unhappy Familyp. 64
Galeazzo Ciano and Eddap. 70
Troubles on All Frontsp. 81
The Partisan War Developsp. 101
Il Duce and the Jewsp. 114
The Liberation of Romep. 124
A Terrible Summerp. 131
More Atrocities, Greater Despairp. 153
"I Have Ruined Italy"p. 167
The Secret Negotiationsp. 174
In Search of a Way Outp. 190
Peace Hopes in the Balancep. 196
Looming Defeat and Paralysisp. 210
A Temporary Loss of Nervep. 220
The Fall of Fascismp. 225
Flight and Capturep. 249
Mussolini Tamed: The Polite Prisonerp. 263
"I've Come to Shoot Them"p. 275
Execution of Il Duce: Whodunnit?p. 289
Piazzale Loreto: A Shameful Denouementp. 311
The German Surrenderp. 323
Lakeside Murders and the Dongo Treasurep. 333
The Mysterious Churchill Filep. 341
The Dead Sprout Wingsp. 350
Epiloguep. 364
Chronologyp. 368
Dramatis Personaep. 375
Notesp. 383
Bibliographyp. 412
Indexp. 416
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ISBN: 9781589790957
ISBN-10: 1589790952
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 30th June 2004
Publisher: TAYLOR PUB
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 16.26  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.84