The paper addresses the following issues: the reasons behind Mussolini’s decision to send troops to the Eastern Front; the nature of the Italian occupation; the extent to which the troops absorbed the Fascist ideological message; the relationship between the Italian soldiers and the Wehrmacht troops; the nature of the ties that Italians forged with the Soviet people; and the question of prisoners- of-war. In discussing these debated issues, the writings of well-known scholars who have recently written extensively on the subject will be analysed.

The Behaviour of Italian Troops in the USSR: Guerilla Warfare and Counterinsurgency, 1941-1943

Maria Teresa Giusti
2020

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The paper addresses the following issues: the reasons behind Mussolini’s decision to send troops to the Eastern Front; the nature of the Italian occupation; the extent to which the troops absorbed the Fascist ideological message; the relationship between the Italian soldiers and the Wehrmacht troops; the nature of the ties that Italians forged with the Soviet people; and the question of prisoners- of-war. In discussing these debated issues, the writings of well-known scholars who have recently written extensively on the subject will be analysed.
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