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Author Burgwyn, H. James, 1936-
Title Mussolini and the Salo Republic, 1940-1943 : the failure of a puppet regime / H. James Burgwyn ; with a contribution by Amedeo Osti Guerrazzi.
Imprint Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

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Author Burgwyn, H. James, 1936-
Series Italian and Italian American studies (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Subject Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945 -- Political activity.
Fascism -- Italy -- History -- 20th century.
Dictators -- Italy -- 20th century -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Diplomatic history.
Italy -- History -- German occupation, 1943-1945.
Italy -- History, Military -- 1914-1945.
Alt Name Osti Guerrazzi, Amedeo, 1967-
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents This book is a long overdue in-depth study of the Italian Social Republic. Set up in 1943 by Hitler in the town of Salo on Lake Garda and ruled by Mussolini, this makeshift government was a last-ditch effort to ensure the survival of Fascism, ending with the murder of Mussolini by partisans in 1945. The RSI was a loosely organized regime made up of professed patriots, apostles of law and order, and rogue militias who committed atrocities against presumed and real enemies. H. James Burgwyn narrates the history of the RSI, with vivid portraits of key figures and thoughtful analysis of how radical fascists managed to take the Salo regime from a dictatorship in Italy to a Continental nazifascismo, hand in hand with the Third Reich. This work stands as an essential bookend to the life of Mussolini, with new insights into the man who duped the Italian people and provoked a war that ended in catastrophic defeat--back cover.
Summary The first study of Mussolini as war leader. Focus is the disastrous performance of the Italian army and its consequences.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed June 11, 2018)
ISBN 9783319761893 (electronic bk.)
3319761897 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1038484497

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