La Riscossa

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La Riscossa

By Raffaele Cadorna
Rizzoli, 1948
397 pp. $0.00

General Cadorna, of an old Italian military family, after taking part in the unsuccessful defense of Rome against the Nazis in September 1943, became military advisor to the resistance forces operating behind the German lines in Northern Italy. While recognizing the fighting contribution made by the Communists in the partisan movement, he condemns them for trying to exploit this opportunity for their own ends, which Cadorna regards as a more dangerous form of totalitarianism than Fascism. As for the execution of Mussolini, he approved though he did not order it.

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