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Among the Italian partisans : the allied contribution to the resistance / Malcolm Tudor.

By: Tudor, Malcolm Edward [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [Stroud] : Fonthill, 2016Description: 160 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781781553398; 1781553394.Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Italy | World War, 1939-1945 -- Italy | Prisoner-of-war escapes -- Italy | World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, ItalianDDC classification: 940.5345 Summary: Here is the remarkable story of the foreigners who volunteered to join the guerrilla war against Germans and Fascists in Second World War Italy. The fighters included Britons, Australians, Canadians, New Zealanders, South Africans, Americans, Russians, Poles and Yugoslavs. Most were escaped prisoners of war who fled their camps after the Italian armistice and surrender in September 1943. From the summer of 1944 the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) and American Office of Strategic Services (OSS) built on information from their compatriots in enemy territory to send in agents to help arm and train the partisans and to coordinate airdrops. Against the backdrop of twenty months of savage warfare on the mainland, this is the full story of the Allied servicemen who took part in the Italian Resistance, which became 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. 'Among the Italian Partisans' is a celebration of brave men and great events.
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Here is the remarkable story of the foreigners who volunteered to join the guerrilla war against Germans and Fascists in Second World War Italy. The fighters included Britons, Australians, Canadians, New Zealanders, South Africans, Americans, Russians, Poles and Yugoslavs.

Most were escaped prisoners of war who fled their camps after the Italian armistice and surrender in September 1943. From the summer of 1944 the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) and American Office of Strategic Services (OSS) built on information from their compatriots in enemy territory to send in agents to help arm and train the partisans and to coordinate airdrops.

Against the backdrop of twenty months of savage warfare on the mainland, this is the full story of the Allied servicemen who took part in the Italian Resistance, which became 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. Among the Italian Partisans is a celebration of brave men and great events.

Includes timeline (pages 7-8), glossary (pages 9-10) and bibliography (pages 159-160).

Here is the remarkable story of the foreigners who volunteered to join the guerrilla war against Germans and Fascists in Second World War Italy. The fighters included Britons, Australians, Canadians, New Zealanders, South Africans, Americans, Russians, Poles and Yugoslavs. Most were escaped prisoners of war who fled their camps after the Italian armistice and surrender in September 1943. From the summer of 1944 the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) and American Office of Strategic Services (OSS) built on information from their compatriots in enemy territory to send in agents to help arm and train the partisans and to coordinate airdrops. Against the backdrop of twenty months of savage warfare on the mainland, this is the full story of the Allied servicemen who took part in the Italian Resistance, which became 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. 'Among the Italian Partisans' is a celebration of brave men and great events.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Timeline (p. 7)
  • Glossary (p. 9)
  • 1 Unconventional Warfare (p. 11)
  • 2 Prisoner Partisans (p. 14)
  • 3 The Allies and the Resistance (p. 20)
  • 4 The Cervi Band (p. 29)
  • 5 In Enemy Hands (p. 37)
  • 6 Intelligence Gathering in Rome (p. 46)
  • 7 Partisan Warfare in Tuscany (p. 58)
  • 8 The Free Zone of Ossola (p. 66)
  • 9 Bravery in the Field (p. 79)
  • 10 Extra-Hazardous Duty with the OSS (p. 91)
  • 11 American Operational Groups in Liguria (p. 101)
  • 12 The Liberation of Genoa (p. 111)
  • 13 Air Force Heroes (p. 126)
  • 14 Missing in Action (p. 132)
  • 15 A Wartime Romance (p. 140)
  • 16 The Allied Battalion (p. 146)
  • Endnotes (p. 155)
  • Bibliography (p. 159)