The Fall of Mussolini by Philip Morgan
Italy, the Italians, and the Second World War

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The dramatic story of Mussolini's fall from power in July 1943, illuminating both the causes and the consequences of this momentous event. Morgan shows how Italians of all classes coped with the extraordinary pressures of wartime living, both on the military and home fronts, and how their experience of the country at war eventually distanced them from the dictator and his fascist regime.

Looking beyond Mussolini's initial fall from power, Morgan examines how the Italian people responded to the invasion, occupation, and division of their country by Nazi German and Anglo-American forces - and how crucial the experience of this period was in shaping Italy's post-war sense of nationhood and transition to democracy.
 

About Philip Morgan

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Philip Morgan is Senior Lecturer in Contemporary European History at the University of Hull.
 
Published March 8, 2007 by OUP Oxford. 282 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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