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Perché Perdemmo La Guerra
Perché Perdemmo La Guerra
By General Carlo Favagrossa
Rizzoli, 1947, 306 pp

General Favagrossa was from September 1939 in charge of Italian war production (after February 1943 with the rank of minister). In this important book he documents, among other things, the inefficiency of the Fascist productive apparatus and (as he describes it) "the excessive complacency of Mussolini towards the Germans" and the "rapacity" of the latter, against which he protested upon several occasions. There is a good concluding chapter, and a 60-page appendix of documents.