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Regio Esercito: the Italian Royal Army in Mussolini's Wars, 1935-1943 By Patrick Cloutier
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Regio Esercito: the Italian Royal Army in Mussolini's Wars 1935-1943. Foreword by Colonel John R. Griffin (retired), US Army Special Forces. A history of the Italian Army's campaigns in East Africa,... More > Spain, North Africa, Greece, Yugoslavia, Russia, and Sicily. Sources include Italian, Russian, Yugoslav, and German texts; includes translated Russian passages. Mr. Cloutier brings attention to Italian battlefield successes. He examines a few strategic situations of World War 2, and holds that Italian forces at times were a key asset, whose misuse by the Axis cost them important victories. New material on the Spanish Civil War and Russian Front. Black and white; 232 pages, 76 maps, 70 photos, 19 drawings, appendix, and photo annex; 353 footnotes.< Less
Regio Esercito: the Italian Royal Army in Mussolini's Wars, 1935-1943 By Patrick Cloutier
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Regio Esercito: the Italian Royal Army in Mussolini's Wars 1935-1943. Foreword by Colonel John R. Griffin (retired), US Army Special Forces. A history of the Italian Army's campaigns in East Africa,... More > Spain, North Africa, Greece, Yugoslavia, Russia, and Sicily. Sources include Italian, Russian, Yugoslav, and German texts; includes translated Russian passages. Mr. Cloutier brings attention to Italian battlefield successes. He examines a few strategic situations of World War 2, and holds that Italian forces at times were a key asset, whose misuse by the Axis cost them important victories. New material on the Spanish Civil War and Russian Front. Black and white; 232 pages, 76 maps, 70 photos, 19 drawings, appendix, and photo annex; 353 footnotes.< Less
World War 2 Into the Balkans By Ronald Ledwell
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Into the Balkans: On the eve of Hitler's invasion of Russia, Mussolini, the Italian Dictator, decided to invade Albania, fearful that the Germans were conquering all of Europe and that there would... More > nothing left for him to conquer. So, he launched his "eight million bayonets" across the Adriatic into Albania, with an eye towards claiming all of the Balkans for Italy. The small Albanian army fought his forces to a standstill, eventually bringing the Greeks into the war against him. Hitler, furious at him, came to his rescue by subduing all of the Balkans, but this operation caused the Germans to delay the invasion of Russia and and forced them to station garrison troops in the conquered areas. A decision that would come back to haunt the Germans on the frozen stepps of Russia.< Less
World War 2: Afrika Korps By Ronald Ledwell
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AFRIKA KORPS: When the Italian Dictator Mussolini’s forces were chased across the North African desert into Libya by inferior British forces, Hitler decided to halt the route by sending a few... More > “light” divisions into Africa to stem another Italian defeat. “The Afrika Korps,” as this force came to be called, was suppose to halt the British advance and stabilize the front lines for the Italians. But its commander, Field Marshal Irwin Rommel, had much greater things in mind. Carefully marshaling his meager forces and applying a brilliant mix of aggressive tactics his forces drove the British out of Libya, all the way back, deep into Egypt.< Less
Revolutionary Fascism By Erik Norling
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Benito Mussolini (1893 – 1945) is the living image of Fascism and one of the most well known historical figures ever, the antonomasia of a Dictator: nevertheless few are the ones aware that... More > early in the 20th century he was the coming man of the Italian Revolutionary Socialism, headed to represent the Socialist Party, in which everyone had high hopes for the overthrowing of the so-called “bourgeois system”, when Socialism was still revolutionary and hostile to Capitalism. Lenin said of him: “in Italy, comrades, in Italy there is only a Socialist capable of guiding the people towards the revolution, Benito Mussolini”, soon after the Duce would lead a revolution, but a Fascist one… In “Revolutionary Fascism” Erik Norling, author of “Blood in the Snow: The Russo-Finnish War” (Shelf Books, 2001), acquaints us not only with the Revolutionary and Socialist roots of primeval Fascism but also describes the Italian Social Republic period, at the end of the war, when these values reemerged in its utmost purity.< Less
Con Tutto Il Cuore By Manny Granillo
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The complete General's handbook for Italian forces in World War II for use with Panzer Korps divisional rules system. Covers all of the Italian forces from 1939 thru 1945 including artillery,... More > vehicles, aircraft, and organization of forces in the Spanish Civil War, Abyssinia, North Africa, Western Europe and in Russia.< Less
The Lion and the Swastika By Anna Bruni Benson
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The Lion and the Swastika is a story of the brutalities of war brought home to a young girl by the fall of Mussolini in 1943 and the consequent Nazi occupation of the entire Veneto region. This is... More > also a romantic story set against the backdrop of terrible war and of a beautiful ancient city - Venice, fascinating in all seasons, from the flowering of spring to the winter magic of snow and high tide. But it is also the story of the awakening of a young woman to the cruelty in the world and the necessity of taking radical action in defense of her ideals and the freedom of her beloved country. In Venice the emblem of the winged Lion of Saint Mark, for centuries the symbol of the glorious Venetian Republic, is still the symbol of the unyielding Venetian people. story, based on my own experience, is one told here to inspire those who fight for love and freedom.< Less
The Lion and the Swastika By Anna Bruni Benson
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The Lion and the Swastika is a story of the brutalities of war brought home to a young girl by the fall of Mussolini in 1943 and the consequent Nazi occupation of the entire Veneto region. This is... More > also a romantic story set against the backdrop of terrible war and of a beautiful ancient city – Venice, fascinating in all seasons, from the flowering of spring to the winter magic of snow and high tide. But it is also the story of the awakening of a young woman to the cruelty in the world and the necessity of taking radical action in defense of her ideals and the freedom of her beloved country. In Venice the emblem of the winged Lion of Saint Mark, for centuries the symbol of the glorious Venetian Republic, is still the symbol of the unyielding Venetian people. This story, based on my own experience, is one told here to inspire those who fight for love and freedom.< Less
The Orange Propeller By Andrew McEwan
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From the banks of the Tyne, via the Spanish Civil War, Malta and the industrialised innards of Sicily's Mt. Etna, Swene's journey is one possessed of unrelenting momentum. Fleeing a murder, he... More > escapes his past but is inevitably drawn back, memory loss and identity crises seemingly in tandem with a future he struggles to comprehend, governed by dark and beautiful women and a watch with two faces that can literally turn back time. Meanwhile, Stalwart, a century earlier, chooses to embroil himself and his underdeveloped journalistic skills in conspiracies both foreign and domestic. An unwitting bit player, he pokes his nose and flaunts his shiny new boots in and about the corrupted guts of Newcastle, presenting himself as a willing fool whilst secretly unearthing the dark and terrible truths of his otherworldly being. Is the sign of the orange propeller a time-travellers' secret sigil, an anarchist codex, or the blurred apparatus of the aerial interloper Stalwart believes to be his real father?< Less
The Diary By Frances Potts
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A NOVEL INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY, The Diary is set in Walla Walla County in the Northwest when President Franklin D. Roosevelt was attempting to break America free from the grip of the Great... More > Depression in the 1930s. The keeper of the diary is Al, a young man dealing not only with the deprivation inflicted by the Depression, but also with tuberculosis. Through his daily entries over seventeen months of hospitalization, you will come to know his wife, family, a cast of fellow patients who are both humorous and heart-breaking... and the secrets Al thought he had buried so deep inside that not even he would remember them. The story blends day-to-day life in a tuberculosis sanatorium with local and world affairs that include the threat of war as news from Germany, Japan and Italy floated across oceans to the men in Ward One. The Diary presents a slice of America in simpler times when the bond of family and friends was often paramount in surviving the hardships of the times. It is a tale of love, loss and triumph.< Less