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Volume Editor: Vanda Wilcox
In Italy in the Era of the Great War, Vanda Wilcox brings together nineteen Italian and international scholars to analyse the political, military, social and cultural history of Italy in the country’s decade of conflict from 1911 to 1922. Starting with the invasion of Libya in 1911 and concluding with the rise of post-war social and political unrest, the volume traces domestic and foreign policy, the economics of the war effort, the history of military innovation, and social changes including the war’s impact on religion and women, along with major cultural and artistic developments of the period. Each chapter provides a concise and effective overview of the field as it currently stands as well as introducing readers to the latest research.
Contributors are Giulia Albanese, Claudia Baldoli, Allison Scardino Belzer, Francesco Caccamo, Filippo Cappellano, Selena Daly, Fabio Degli Esposti, Spencer Di Scala, Douglas J. Forsyth, Irene Guerrini, Oliver Janz, Irene Lottini, Stefano Marcuzzi, Valerie McGuire, Marco Pluviano,
Paul O’Brien, Carlo Stiaccini, Andrea Ungari, and Bruce Vandervort.
Author: Stefan Laffin

conduct of war was that Italy itself underwent a profound change. In part because of the Allied invasion of Sicily, which further aggravated the existing discontent with the Fascist regime, Mussolini was overthrown on 25 July 1943. 19 Voted down by the Grand Council of Fascism, the King subsequently had

In: War and the City

themes suggested to the artists: “Listening to Duce’s speech on the radio” and “State of mind created by Fascism.” In this first edition there is no participation of renowned artists at that moment in the Italian environment, and the painting by Luciano Ricchetti (1897-1977), In ascolto (Listening

In: War and Art
Author: Maria Frick

símbolos (o Basura social) (The end of the symbols or Social garbage) (1926) by José Clemente Orozco (Mexico, 1883-1949), Muerte en las trincheras (Death in the trenches) (1941) by Lino Ernea Spilimbergo (Argentina, 1896-1964), El nacimiento del fascismo (The Birth of Fascism) (1945) by David Alfaro

In: War and Art
Author: Verena Moritz

connection to the highest representatives of Austro-Fascism did not prevent the association’s periodical from actively embracing the Annexation (Anschluss) of Austria to Germany in March 1938. At the same time, it emphasized its “national sentiments” that had existed since the 1920s, its advocacy for the

In: War and Veterans
Author: Andrew Demshuk

showpiece of democratic transparency, capitalism, and humanism; East German Leipzig was refashioned along the ideals of socialist utopianism and anti-fascism; and, after the flight and expulsion of Breslau’s over 600,000 German residents, Polish Wrocław was reinvented through a nationalist mythology that

In: War and the City
Author: Andrew Orr

Party formed the Popular Front, an alliance to oppose fascism in France. They all contained elements that suspected that France’s generals were a threat to the republican government. Generals Weygand and Gamelin responded by modernizing plans to crush a revolt. Historians of the pcf have shown that

In: International Journal of Military History and Historiography
Author: Joe Majerus

already been freed after the defeat of European fascism. 21 Truman was resolute that so long as Japan’s armed forces continued the war, “the striking power and intensity of our blows will steadily increase and will bring utter destruction to Japan’s industrial war production, to its shipping, and to

In: International Journal of Military History and Historiography