Mussolini: The Secrets of His Death

Mussolini: The Secrets of His Death

by Luciano Garibaldi
     
 

An investigation into Mussolini’s secret execution and the many theories about what really happened during the fateful hours after he was taken prisoner by Italian partisans near Como. Did the British secret service actually have something to do with Mussolini’s death? Was Churchill in the know? This book answers those questions and more.

Overview

An investigation into Mussolini’s secret execution and the many theories about what really happened during the fateful hours after he was taken prisoner by Italian partisans near Como. Did the British secret service actually have something to do with Mussolini’s death? Was Churchill in the know? This book answers those questions and more.

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Library Journal
Garibaldi (Century of War) does not accept the commonly held belief that Mussolini and his devoted lover Claretta Petacci were executed by Italian partisans belonging to a Communist resistance group, believing instead that they were killed by or at the insistence of the British Secret Service under direct orders from Winston Churchill. He contends that Mussolini and Churchill had an amiable relationship that continued even after the outbreak of hostilities in 1939 and that on several occasions Churchill urged Il Duce to encourage Hitler to join forces with Britain against the growing menace of the Soviet Union. Garibaldi also asserts that Mussolini had letters and other documents proving his connection to Churchill. Churchill did not want this embarrassing revelation to become public knowledge and so ordered Mussolini's execution. In a somewhat disjointed manner, Garibaldi offers a mixture of circumstantial evidence and speculation in an effort to prove his thesis. He does not succeed, showing only that the turbulent legacy of the fascist leader lives on in Italy. For a more coherent and documented account, see Ray Moseley's Mussolini: The Last 600 Days of Il Duce. Garibaldi's work is recommended only for libraries with strong modern Italian history collections.-Jim Doyle, formerly with Sara Hightower Regional Lib., Rome, GA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781929631230
Publisher:
Enigma Books
Publication date:
12/01/2004
Pages:
225
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author


Luciano Garibaldi, born in Rome in 1936, has been a professional news writer for his entier career and worked for the most prestigious Italian weeklies: Oggi, Gente, and the Rome daily Il Tempo. He is the author of the 1982 groundbreaking book Mussolini e

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