- A gripping and little known story of the Second World War
- An international cast of characters and superbly written
- A unique author perspective that is authentic and well researched
Here is the remarkable story of the Allied servicemen who took part in the guerrilla war against Nazis and Fascists in Second World War Italy. The partisans 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.
The British Special Operations Executive (SOE) and the American Office of Strategic Services (OSS) sent personnel into enemy territory to carry out sabotage and to support and encourage the partisans. Allied air forces provided the planes and crews to transport agents, deliver weapons and supplies, evacuate personnel, and drop propaganda leaflets.
Among the Italian Partisans provides the uplifting story of the Allied contribution to the Italian Resistance, which became one of the greatest insurgent movements in Western Europe. This is a testimonial to the brave servicemen of many nations who cooperated in the armed struggle so that Italy would be free.
Anglo-Italian historian Malcolm Tudor is a graduate of the University of Wales. His British father was a soldier with the Eighth Army in Italy and his Italian mother and grandparents were awarded the Alexander Certificate in recognition of the help they gave to Allied escaped prisoners of war in their home and in the mountains. Tudor has written eight books on Second World War Italy and is a member of the Anglo-Italian Family History Society. He talks to the veterans, uses the latest record releases, and carries out international research.
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
Extent: 176 pages
Illustrations: 22 black-and-white photographs