World War Ii Partisan Warfare In Italy

Author: Pier Paolo Battistelli
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472808959
Size: 11,29 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 986
Download

When Italy surrendered in 1943, it sparked a resistance movement of anti-German, anti-fascist partisans. This book explores the tactics, organizational structure and equipment of the brave Italian resistance fighters. Beginning with low-level sabotage and assassinations, the groups continued to grow until spring 1944 when a remarkable, unified partisan command structure was created. Working in close co-ordination with the Allies, they received British SOE and American OSS liaison teams as well as supplies of weapons. The German response was ferocious, and in autumn 1944, as the Allied advance stalled, the SS and Italian RSI looked to eradicate the partisans once and for all. But when the Allies made their final breakthrough in the last weeks of the war the partisans rose again to exact their revenge on the retreating Wehrmacht. From an expert on Italian military history in World War II, this work provides a comprehensive guide to the men and women who fought a desperate struggle against occupation, as well as the German and Italian fascist security forces unleashed against them.

Among The Italian Partisans

Author: Malcolm Edward Tudor
Editor: Fonthill Media
ISBN:
Size: 18,60 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 965
Download

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.

European Resistance In The Second World War

Author: Ben H. Shepherd
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473833043
Size: 16,21 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 329
Download

Resistance to German-led Axis occupation occurred all the way across the European continent during the Second World War. It took a wide range of forms – non-cooperation and disinformation, sabotage, espionage, armed opposition and full-scale partisan warfare. It is an important element in the experience and the national memory of the peoples who found themselves under Axis government and control. For over thirty years there has been no systematic attempt to give readers a panoramic yet detailed view of the make-up, actions and impact of resistance movements from Scandinavia down to Greece and from France through to Russia. ??This authoritative and accessible survey, written by a group of the leading experts in the field, provides a reliable, in-depth, up-to-date account of the resistance in each region and country along with an assessment of its effectiveness and of the Axis reaction to it. An extensive introduction by the editors Philip Cooke and Ben H. Shepherd draws the threads of the varied movements and groups together, highlighting the many differences and similarities between them.??The book will be a significant contribution to the frequently heated debates about the importance of individual resistance movements. It will be thought-provoking reading for everyone who is interested in or studying occupied Europe during the Second World War.

Soviet Total War

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities
Editor:
ISBN:
Size: 15,46 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 439
Download


Reports And Documents

Author: United States. Congress
Editor:
ISBN:
Size: 20,64 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 325
Download


The Partisans Of Europe In World War Ii

Author: Kenneth Macksey
Editor:
ISBN:
Size: 13,74 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 897
Download


The Role Of Airpower In Guerrilla Warfare World War Ii

Author: Air University (U.S.). Aerospace Studies Institute. Concepts Division
Editor:
ISBN:
Size: 12,33 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 466
Download


Italy And The Second World War

Author:
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004363769
Size: 18,31 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 370
Download

Italy in the Second World War: Alternative Perspectives brings together fifteen international scholars to offer new contributions to the study of Italian war experience, both civilian and military, during the Second World War.

Hitler S Europe Ablaze

Author: Philip Cooke
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1632201593
Size: 20,49 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 656
Download

While WWII raged across Europe, they fought not for fame or glory, but for their families, their friends, their neighbors, and their countries . . . As the Allies fought the Axis powers inch by bloody inch over Fortress Europa—from Scandinavia down to Greece, and from France all the way to Russia—another war was waged by collections of rag-tag locals who refused to give in to their oppressors: the Resistance. Their methods took many forms, from noncooperation to sabotage, espionage, and armed opposition. They fought with weapons, will, and a spirit that gave hope to both their countrymen and the impending liberating forces. Hitler’s Europe Ablaze offers a panoramic yet detailed view of the make-up, actions, and impact of the various resistance movements in World War II. This authoritative and accessible survey, written by a group of the leading experts in the field, provides gripping, factual accounts of the resistance in each region, along with an assessment of its effectiveness and of the Axis reaction to it.

Rediscovering Irregular Warfare

Author: A. R. B. Linderman
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806155191
Size: 15,28 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 721
Download

Britain’s Special Operations Executive (SOE), which conducted sabotage campaigns and supported resistance movements in Axis-occupied Europe and in Asia, is often described as Winston Churchill’s brainchild. But as A. R. B. Linderman reveals in this engrossing history, the real genius behind Britain’s clandestine warriors was Colin Gubbins, a British officer who forged the SOE by drawing on lessons learned in irregular conflicts around the world. Following Gubbins through operations he studied and participated in, Linderman maps the evolution of the SOE from its origins to its doctrine to its becoming a critical institution. Part biography, part intellectual and organizational history, Rediscovering Irregular Warfare is the first book to explore the origins of a substantial force in the Allies’ victory in World War II. Although popular history holds that Britain entered World War II with no prior knowledge of or experience with underground warfare, Rediscovering Irregular Warfare tells us otherwise. Linderman finds ample precedent in the clearly documented work of Gubbins and his fellow clandestine organizers. He traces Gubbins’s career from 1914 through World War I and such irregular conflicts as the Allied intervention in Russia, the Irish Revolution, and conflicts in British India. To these firsthand experiences, Gubbins added the insights of colleagues who had served with him and in Iraq, as well as what he learned from the Second Anglo-Boer War, the Arab Revolt led by T. E. Lawrence, the German guerrilla war in East Africa, the revolt in Palestine between the world wars, the Spanish Civil War, and the Second Sino-Japanese War. The two booklets that Gubbins wrote based on his accumulated knowledge offered the first synthesis of British unconventional warfare doctrine: practical guides that emphasized the centrality of local populations; the collection, protection, and use of intelligence; the necessity of cooperating with conventional forces; and the use of speed, surprise, and escape in ambush operations. In 1940, when Gubbins joined the newly created SOE, the experience and know-how codified in his guides formed the basis of Britain’s approach to irregular warfare. The history of the SOE’s doctrinal origins is Colin Gubbins’s story. By telling that story, Rediscovering Irregular Warfare amplifies and clarifies our understanding of the Second World War—and of doctrines of unconventional warfare in the twentieth century.