On the fiery march : Mussolini prepares for war / G. Bruce Strang.

Author
Strang, G. Bruce, 1963- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, ©2003.
Description
xv, 375 pages : maps ; 24 cm.

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"By the 1930s Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini reached the conclusion that Italy faced a clear choice: expand its power at the expense of the British and French Empires or face stagnation and decline." "Through his intervention in the Spanish Civil War and his attempts to challenge French Power in Europe and British imperial domination of the Middle East and East Africa, Mussolini sought to decisively change Italy's long-standing position as the least of the Great Powers. Although the "Pact of Steel" did not always function smoothly, Mussolini remained loyal to its principles, eventually throwing Italy into the Second World War, where he would belatedly discover that his regime had signally failed to prepare his legions for fighting in a modern war."--Jacket.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [351]-363) and index.
Contents
  • 1. Mussolini's mentalité
  • 2. Toward the Axis
  • 3. The Spanish imbroglio and the strengthening of the Axis
  • 4. The Easter accord and the flourishing of the Axis
  • 5. The Czech crisis and the march to the sea
  • 6. The pact of steel
  • 7. War or peace
  • Dénouement and conclusion.
ISBN
  • 0275979377 ((alk. paper))
  • 9780275979379 ((alk. paper))
LCCN
2002032984
OCLC
50695336
International Article Number
  • 9780275979379
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