The Ciano diaries, 1939-1943

the complete, unabridged diaries of Count Galeazzo Ciano, Italian minister for foreign affairs, 1936-1943

Author: Galeazzo Ciano (conte)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: World War, 1939-1945

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The Ciano Diaries, 1939-1943

The Complete and Unabridged Diaries of Count Galeazzo Ciano, Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs, 1936-1943

Author: Count Galeazzo Ciano

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1787206874

Category: History

Page: 509

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The inside story of international politics in Nazi-controlled Europe during World War II, told by the ultimate insider, Count Galeazzo Ciano—Italian Foreign Minister and son-in-law of Mussolini—who was ultimately charged as a traitor and killed by the Fascists in 1943. “In this state of mind, which excludes any falsehood, I declare that not a single word of what I have written in my diaries is false or exaggerated or dictated by selfish resentment. It is all just what I have seen and heard. And if, when making ready to take leave of life, I consider allowing the publication of my hurried notes, it is not because I expect posthumous revaluation or vindication, but because I believe that an honest testimonial of the truth in this sad world may still be useful in bringing relief to the innocent and striking at those who are responsible.”—(signed) GALEAZZO CIANO, December 23, 1943, Cell 27 of the Verona Jail.
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A British Fascist in the Second World War

The Italian War Diary of James Strachey Barnes, 1943-45

Author: Claudia Baldoli,Brendan Fleming

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472505824

Category: History

Page: 240

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A British Fascist in the Second World War presents the edited diary of the British fascist Italophile, James Strachey Barnes. Previously unpublished, the diary is a significant source for all students of the Second World War and the history of European and British fascism. The diary covers the period from the fall of Mussolini in 1943 to the end of the war in 1945, two years in which British fascist Major James Strachey Barnes lived in Italy as a 'traitor'. Like William Joyce in Germany, he was involved in propaganda activity directed at Britain, the country of which he was formally a citizen. Brought up by upper-class English grandparents who had retired to Tuscany, he chose Italy as his own country and, in 1940, applied for Italian citizenship. By then, Barnes had become a well-known fascist writer. His diary is an extraordinary source written during the dramatic events of the Italian campaign. It reveals how events in Italy gradually affected his ideas about fascism, Italy, civilisation and religion. It tells much about Italian society under the strain of war and Allied bombing, and about the behaviour of both prominent fascist leaders and ordinary Italians. The diary also contains fascinating glimpses of Barnes's relationship with Ezra Pound, with Barnes attaching great significance to their discussion of economic issues in particular. With a scholarly introduction and an extensive bibliography and sources section included, this edited diary is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in learning more about the ideological complexities of the Second World War and fascism in 20th-century Europe.
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Remaking Italy in the Twentieth Century

Author: Roy Palmer Domenico

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1461666139

Category: History

Page: 200

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Although the unification of Italy in 1870 initially defined the nation's geographic boundaries, Italians faced the new challenge of determining their nation's social, political, and cultural identity as they entered the twentieth century. In Remaking Italy in the Twentieth Century, noted scholar Roy P. Domenico examines the struggle between Liberals, Fascists, Marxists, and Catholics to recast the nation according to their visions.
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The Eastern Front, 1943-1944

The War in the East and on the Neighbouring Fronts

Author: Karl-Heinz Frieser

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198723466

Category: History

Page: 1408

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The latest volume in the magisterial Germany and the Second World War series, volume VIII deals with one of the most eventful phases of the Second World War: the battles on the eastern front in 1943 and 1944. In no other period of the war, apart from its concluding phase in 1945, did the Wehrmacht suffer such enormous losses. The land battles of those years, first and foremost the battle of Kursk in the summer of 1943, were among the biggest in world history. In the winter of 1943/44 the Red Army showed itself for the first time capable of conducting large-scale offensives against all German army groups simultaneously. It was no longer a matter of isolated flare-ups: the whole eastern front was in flames. The dramatic climax was reached in the summer of 1944, when the collapse of Army Group Centre led to what was then the heaviest defeat in German military history. It was nevertheless overshadowed by events on the western front, with the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944. And it is that which dominates perceptions in western societies to this day and has relegated the catastrophe in the east, despite its unprecedented proportions, to the rank of an almost "forgotten war."
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German Diplomatic Relations 1871-1945

The Wilhelmstrasse And the Formulation Of Foreign Policy

Author: William Young

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595850723

Category: History

Page: 406

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The continuity issue has been a theme in German historiography for half a century. Historians have examined the foreign policy of Wilhelmine and Nazi Germany that led to two world wars. Dr. William Young examines the continuity of German Foreign Office influence in the formulation of foreign policy under the leadership of Otto von Bismarck (1862-1890), Kaiser William II (1888-1918), the Weimar Republic (1919-1933), and Adolf Hitler (1933-1945). He stresses the role and influence of strong German leaders in the making of policy and the conduct of foreign relations. German Diplomatic Relations 1871-1945 will be of value to individuals interested in the history of Germany, Modern Europe, and International Relations.
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Secrets of the Fascist Era

How Uncle Sam Obtained Some of the Top-level Documents of Mussolini's Period

Author: Howard McGaw Smyth

Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 305

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This account of the capture and validation of Italian-Fascist state papers during World War II, some of which only reshy;cently have been declassified, is the stuff of high-level intelligence and countershy;espionage. nbsp; Inan account that reads like a detective story Howard Smyth reveals fully for the first time how the United States obtained the Fascist documents. As an OSS and State Department officer during the war, Smyth was intimately involved in the valishy;dation of the papers, and as a professional historian was uniquely qualified to evalushy;ate their importance. nbsp; Among the documents Smyth describes are the Lisbon Papers, documents which emanated from the office of Count Ciano as Italian Foreign Minister and which the Italian Government attempted to hide from the Allies; the Ciano Papers: Rose Garden, the German translations of Italian State Papers which Ciano himself set aside to accompany his diary and for which Edda, his wife and Mussolini’s daughter, tried to barter her husband’s life; and Mussolini’s Private Papers, said once to have comprised over 100,000 files, some of which were found in his villa, others on his person during his final flight to avoid capture. nbsp; Though Dr. Smyth focuses on the probshy;lems of the authenticity of the collections, his account of their acquisition weaves an exciting story of high adventure and human drama. Obviously of utmost imshy;portance to scholars, the work will be of special interest also to general readers and World War II history buffs.
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Die "Neuordnung" Europas

NS-Wirtschaftspolitik in den besetzten Gebieten

Author: R. J. Overy,Gerhard Otto,J. Th. M. Houwink ten Cate

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 300

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