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The Italian Navy and Fascist Expansionism, 1935-1940

By Robert Mallett

Routledge – 1998 – 256 pages

Series: Cass Series: Naval Policy and History

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    September 1st 1998
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Description

Robert Mallett argues that the Duce's aggressive war against the Mediterranean powers, Britain and France, was to secure access to the world's oceans. Mussolini actively pursued the Italo-German alliance to gain a Fascist empire stretching from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean.

Contents

Correra della serra - interview with Robert Mallett (in Italian)

Warships - Winter 99 - an article penned by robert Mallett - see files

also

"This well-argued and researched book has caused a stir in Italy"

Review section of Warships, Winter 99

" this is a well written and widely researched monograph" - Choice, May 1999

Journal of Military History, Vol 64, No 2, April 2000

"Mallett has well researched naval planning in Italian naval archives. However, on the whole the work seems incomlete, its archival reach limited, its assertions at times inadequately documented, and contrary evidence slighted. Nonetheless, Mallett"s study enhances the debate that it does not resolve."

The Marnier"s Mirror

"his meticulous research among sources in two languages has produced an admirable work that makes a quantum leap in the English language understanding of Italy"s position. This book has a very definate place on the shelves of anyone whose interests cover the diplomatice or maritime history of the period

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Name: The Italian Navy and Fascist Expansionism, 1935-1940 (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Robert Mallett. Robert Mallett argues that the Duce's aggressive war against the Mediterranean powers, Britain and France, was to secure access to the world's oceans. Mussolini actively pursued the Italo-German alliance to gain a Fascist empire...
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