Italian Fascists and Britain's Italians in the 193s
By (author) Claudia Baldoli
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Exporting Fascism by Claudia Baldoli
Book DescriptionHow did Italians living in Britain respond to Mussolini's fascism? What links did ex-pat fascists forge with the British Right? To what extent did Italophilia exist in Britain during the Mussolini years? Exporting Fascism addresses these questions, which have long been ignored by historians. While there is much material available about Nazi sympathizers in the United Kingdom, there is comparatively very little about Italophile fascist sympathizers. The author uncovers the policy of Mussolini's government to transform Italian communities abroad into 'little Fascist Italies'. Ambassador Dino Grandi had great success in the fascistization campaign of Italian emigrants through such means as Italian community newspapers and fascist summer camps and schools. The author also examines the links forged between Italian fascism and the British Right. Specifically, she uncovers the Italophilia that dominated the British Union of Fascists (BUF) in the first half of the 1930s, later to be replaced with an admiration for National Socialism. She also examines the BUF's activities within Italy, which have thus far remained almost entirely unknown. Exporting Fascism sheds new light on a neglected aspect of the international fascist movement at the dawn of the Second World War.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781859737613
(216mm x 140mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Claudia Baldoli
Forgotten Blitzes, Paperback (April 2012)
Analyses how states and civil society in Vichy France and Fascist Italy reacted to the experience of Allied bombing between 1940 and 1945. This work uses political, social and cultural approaches to highlight both the similarities between the challenges faced by states and peoples in each country, and the differences in the ways they reacted.
History of Italy, Paperback (November 2009)» View all books by Claudia Baldoli
Intertwining the history of art, literature, food, music and religion, Baldoli explores Italy's history from the Middle Ages to the present. The book offers an insight into continuities across past and present day Italian culture, politics, and identity, drawing on a range of recent historiography and contemporary sources.
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Author Biography - Claudia Baldoli
Claudia Baldoli Sessional Lecturer,Birkbeck College and Research Fellow, Comitato Nazionale 'Italia nel Mondo', Rome
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