Mussolini and his Generals

    Mussolini and his Generals

    The Armed Forces and Fascist Foreign Policy, 1922-1940

    John Gooch

    Cambridge University Press 2007

    Hardback 655pp

    9780521856027   Product Code: 69753

    This first authoritative study of the relation between Fascist Italy's foreign policy and its armed forces traces the imperial ambition and growing military power that led to war in Libya and Abyssinia, examines the role of army chiefs, and probes the weakness and incompetence that lay behind the show of might. It also tracks the fluctuations in Mussolini's relations with Hitler that led up to his catastrophic decision to enter the war on the German side.

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