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Italy in the Second World War
Italy in the Second World War
By Pietro Badoglio
Oxford University Press, 1948, 234 pp

Badoglio's narrative begins with the last days of peace and proceeds through Italy's entry into the war, Mussolini's fall and the transition government headed by the Marshal himself. He presents by no means a full or unbiased story, for the gaps are many and wide, and Badoglio is continually concerned to prove that he was right and others wrong. His work, and its extensive documentation, is nonetheless of first-rate importance to the historian of World War II.