Target: Italy (BOK)

Roderick Bailey

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Drawing on long-classified documents, Target: Italy is the official history of the war waged by Britain's Special Operations Executive on Benito Mussolini's Fascist Italy. It is the first full account of SOE's clandestine efforts to strike at Italy and sever its alliance with Nazi Germany, uncovering missions as remarkable as a plot to assassinate Mussolini and plans to arm the Mafia. It is also the first in-depth history of SOE's attempts at causing trouble inside an enemy country as opposed to an enemy-occupied one, issuing a sobering reminder of the terrible dangers that foreign agencies can encounter when trying to encourage resistance to powerful authoritarian regimes. This is a compelling tale of desperate daring and sacrifice, climaxing in one of the most extraordinary episodes of the war: the delicate and dramatic dealings between the Allies and the Italians that led to Italy's surrender in 1943.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Roderick Bailey
Forlag
FABER & FABER
ISBN 9780571299188
Antall sider 464 Dimensjoner 15,3cm x 23,4cm x 3cm
Vekt 800 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Battles & campaigns, Special & elite forces