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Brutal Friendship: Mussolini, Hitler and the Fall of Italian Fascism Paperback – 1 Jun 2000

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  • Paperback: 911 pages
  • Publisher: Orion; New edition edition (1 Jun. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1842120492
  • ISBN-13: 978-1842120491
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 4 x 23.2 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 399,455 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The brutal friendship of Hitler and Mussolini and its fatal consequences.

About the Author

F.W. Deakin was born in 1913. He studied Modern history at Christ Church, Oxford. Through his long career he has a Fellow at Wadham College, and Warden at St Anthony¿s College, Oxford. In 1939 he joined up and was later seconded to special duties at the War Offfice. In 1943 he led the first British Military Lission to Tito, and in 1945 and 1946 was 1st Secretary at the Embassy in Belgrade. He holds the DSO, the Grosse Verdeinstkreuz, the Yugoslav Partisan Star (1st class), and is a member of the Russian Order of Valour and a Chevalier of the Légion d¿Honneur.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Interesting - with reservations 11 Oct. 2000
By TVS - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book presents a valuable record of the relationship at the top of the two more coordinated Axis powers, a record that is otherwise not much available or featured in works in English. It is particularly noteworthy for access to the writings of Rahn, the German Plenipotentiary in Italy, and Anfuso, the Italian Ambassador to Berlin. However. it is monotnously dreary in its excessive recounting of the decline of the Salo Republic that succeeded to the nominal rule of Northern Italy after Mussolini's ouster by the Fascist Supreme Council. Moreover, the writing itself is often shockingly obtuse, especially for a man of Deakin's background, and could well have benefited from better editorship.
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