This meant that large numbers of Italian children were left with only their mother to support them. And in a collapsing economy this was very difficult. The Allied invasion of Italy (September 38, 1943) commenced a military campaign which began at the tip of the Italian border and continued north to the Po Vally until the Germans surrendered 76 books based on 69 votes: The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje, Catch22 by Joseph Heller, The Way Back to Florence by Glenn Haybittle, A Thread of Beachcombing's Bizarre History Blog.
There are endless tales about twentiethcentury Italian military ineptitude and more importantly the perception of the same. What was the most incompetent of the major powers in the Second World War in military terms?
The vast majority of WW2 historians would put Italy at the very bottom of the heap Italians in World War II Italian Cowardice in World War II: Myth Versus Reality The performance of the Italian armed forces during the Second World War has been the butt of jokes for over 70 years. There isn't a lot of publication focussed on the Italian Army in WW2 and Osprey's MenatArms series finally decided to include it in its latest book. Philip S Jowett has done a good job in describing the uniforms and rank insignia of the Italian Army and Stephen Andrew's colour plates are of very high quality.
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