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The Partisans and the War in Italy


Dante Puzzo

Beyond seeking to assess the partisan struggle in terms of the clash of regular armies in Italy, this book is concerned with the ideological aspects of the Partisan Movement. It was political ideology that placed the Italian Partisan Movement within a context that includes the policy of appeasement, the Munich Agreement of September, 1938, and the Spanish Civil War as well as some of the more salient political and military decisions of the Second World War itself. It was ideology that made the Resistance something of a second Risorgimento.
Contents: The war in Italy results in the collapse of the Fascist regime and the defeat of the German forces in the peninsula. The part played by the Italian Partisans in these developments is discussed and evaluated.