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Graziani Mi Ha Detto
Graziani Mi Ha Detto
By Emilio Canevari
Magi-Spinetti, 1947, 351 pp

This is the first in a series entitled "Historical and Critical Studies on the Italian Social Republic," the Nazi-puppet régime that existed in northern Italy from September 1943 to April 1945, with Mussolini as its chief and Marshal Graziani commanding its armed forces (in which the author played a rôle). In Part I of this book Graziani, speaking through Canevari, tells about his prewar campaigns in Libya and Ethiopia, about Badoglio's surrender to the Allies, and about the Army of the Social Republic. Part II contains Canevari's own interpretation of Italian history, while the last 140 pages comprise a documentary appendix.