Who Defends Rome?: The Forty-Five days, July 25-September 8, 1943 - Routledge Library Editions: WW2 45 (Hardback)Melton S. Davis (author)
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This book, first published in 1972, examines the tumultuous period between Mussolini's dismissal and the German occupation of Rome 45 days later. Double-dealing, treachery, vindictiveness, cowardliness, contradictory orders are the hallmarks of this time, and the protagonists include Mussolini, Hitler, Eisenhower, Maxwell Taylor, the Italian King, Churchill and Badoglio. Its was then that Italy arranged a virtually meaningless armistice with the Allies, the terms of which were never clear to anyone. This book reconstructs these days with a clear and thorough analysis, using new evidence not previously available to researchers.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 572
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
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