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Malcolm Tudor is an Anglo-Italian historian.

His British father was a soldier with the 8th Army in Italy and his Italian mother and grandparents helped many Allied escaped prisoners of war.

Image: Malcolm Tudor, Anglo-Italian historian and author of military history books.

'Malcolm Tudor writes expertly on this period.' --- Harry Shindler of the Italy Star Association

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You will find books on World War II Italy covering British and Allied prisoners of war, escape and evasion, special operations, air supply and Resistance.

There is free postage and packing in the UK and shipping by fast and efficient Airmail overseas. Delivery is usually 3-4 working days from order in the UK, 6-8 working days to Europe and 8-12 working days in the rest of the world.

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Image: cover of Paths To Freedom, a military history book written by Malcolm Tudor.

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This book provides dozens of individual stories of daring escapers and their brave Italian helpers. In September 1943 fifty thousand Allied prisoners of war fled their camps after the Italian Armistice and Surrender. The Allies had landed in the south. The Germans occupied the rest of the country and brought back Benito Mussolini as head of a puppet Fascist republic. The escapers were aided by a secret army of Italian civilians and members of the Resistance. They included the author's mother and grandparents who helped twenty British and South African soldiers in the Apennines of northern Italy. Over seventeen thousand escapers followed the mountain trails to Switzerland or through the enemy lines to Allied forces. The country tracks became paths to freedom.

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Image: Cover of the military history book SOE in Italy.

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SOE in Italy 1940-1945: The Real Story provides a gripping account of Britain's secret service in action with the Italian Resistance throughout the Second World War. The Special Operations Executive carried out sabotage and supported local patriots who fought the Nazis and Fascists. The partisans' success was made possible by the courageous agents and the weapons and supplies parachuted to them by the Allies. The book contains remarkable accounts of men and missions, air supply and Resistance.

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Image: Cover of Malcolm Tudor's book Beyond the Wire.

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This is one of our most popular titles and it has been described as a must-read for those interested in both Italy and wartime tales by Italia! magazine. Most of the action in the book centres on the famous Camp 49 at Fontanellato, an orphanage from which a mass escape of over five hundred prisoners was staged at noon on 9 September 1943. Among the Italians who assisted the escapers were the author's mother and grandparents. He describes the daily lives of the captives and their dramatic early attempts at escape. One such episode included two prisoners hiding in a trench covered with planks (from bunk beds) and soil and breathing through rubber tubes until a dash could be made for the fence. The second part of the book covers the varied experiences of the fugitives from PG 49 after the mass breakout, as they attempted to reach neutral Switzerland or the Allied armies in Italy without being recaptured.

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Cover: at war in Italy 1943 to 1945 by Malcolm Tudor.

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At War in Italy 1943-1945 relates the experiences of British and Allied servicemen who fought behind enemy lines against the Germans and Fascists. Using eyewitness accounts and wartime top-secret official reports, the author recounts prisoner of war escapes, secret missions by land, sea and air, and guerrilla warfare alongside the Italian partisans. The book provides the reader with amazing stories of survival and resistance from the twenty months between invasion and liberation.

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Cover: Prisoners and Partisans: Escape and Evasion in WWII Italy.

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This book is the essential guide to escape and evasion in wartime Italy. During World War II over 20,000 British and Allied servicemen escaped to neutral Switzerland or crossed the lines within Italy. Many of the former prisoners of war and downed airmen were rescued by agents of the Allied secret services. But the majority of the fugitives were saved by Italian civilians and members of the Resistance. 'What counted most was the kindness of strangers.'

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Cover: Escape from Italy 1943 - 1945.

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Read how many escapers walked hundreds of miles to rejoin Allied forces. Others crossed the Alps to Switzerland. Gradually escape lines were created by Allied military intelligence and the Italian Resistance. The fugitives were passed from one safe house to another until the final dangerous crossing of the enemy lines or the frontier.

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'A good and comprehensive book about prisoners of war. It reminded me of the stories my father told me about his time in Italy. I will be buying other books by Malcolm. I wish I had found these books when my father was alive, so he could have read them.' M.P.

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