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Mussolini Unleashed, 1939-1941 : Politics and Strategy in Fascist Italy's Last War - MacGregor Knox

Mussolini Unleashed, 1939-1941

Politics and Strategy in Fascist Italy's Last War

Paperback Published: 3rd November 1986
ISBN: 9780521338356
Number Of Pages: 400

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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 has been able to throw important new light on Mussolini's relations with his military advisers and commanders. His scholarship is first-class, and for once a publisher's blurb does not exaggerate in claiming that his book is 'superbly written'.

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'For officers interested in questions as diverse as military incompetence and the formation of national strategy, this book will repay many times over the hours spent reading it.' Marine Corps Gazette

Preface
List of maps
Introduction
'There has been much bluff'
Bellicose nonbelligerent
'The most impatient of all Italians'
June-September 1940: Duce strategy in the shadow of Sea Lion
The attack on Greece
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
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ISBN: 9780521338356
ISBN-10: 0521338352
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 3rd November 1986
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.71 x 15.27  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5

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