NEW BOOK FROM FONTHILL MEDIA
By MALCOLM TUDOR
'AMONG THE ITALIAN PARTISANS:
THE ALLIED CONTRIBUTION TO THE RESISTANCE'
This is the remarkable story of the foreigners who volunteered to join the guerrilla war against Germans and Fascists in Italy during the Second World War. The fighters included Britons, Australians, Canadians, New Zealanders, South Africans, Americans, Russians, Poles and Yugoslavs. Most were escaped prisoners of war who had fled their camps after the Italian armistice and surrender in September 1943.
Against the backdrop of twenty months of savage warfare on the Italian mainland, Allied servicemen joined the Italian Resistance in their fight against occupation and oppression; the combined forces would become one of the greatest insurgent movements in Western Europe. Partisan forces hit enemy communications, tied down seven German divisions, and provided tactical support for the Allied armies. Their contribution was crucial to the outcome of the war in Italy, and their bravery was inspirational.
'Among the Italian Partisans' is a celebration of these indomitable men and women, and a chronicle of the extraordinary exploits of escaped Allied prisoners of war. Malcolm Tudor's compelling narrative is enriched by numerous first-hand accounts from servicemen who fought alongside the partisans, in addition to rare contemporary photographs.
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