Target: Italy

    Target: Italy

    The Secret War Against Mussolini, 1940-1943

    Roderick Bailey

    Faber 2014

    Hardback 464pp Illustrated

    9780571299188   Product Code: 21407

    British intelligence had limited resources in fascist Italy, but still played a crucial role in the conflict there, not least when agent Dick Mallaby was plucked from imprisonment to undertake clandestine communications about the Italian surrender. Commissioned by the Cabinet Office and drawing on many previously classified documents, this is the official history of the Special Operations Executive in Italy, revealing missions as daring as a plot to assassinate Mussolini and plans to arm the Mafia.

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