Journal title ITALIA CONTEMPORANEA
Author/s Manoela Patti
Publishing Year 2018 Issue 2018/286 Language Italian
Pages 26 P. 34-59 File size 195 KB
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The Second World War in Sicily has been the object of numerous publications. However, this topic has been mainly studied for the period after the Allied landing in July 1943. With the exception of studies on Allied bombings, the years of the Fascist War (1940-43) are less known, despite their importance for an understanding of the collapse of the internal front in 1943. This article aims at analyzing the problems that emerged during 1940-43, using Palermo as an object of observation. Since the beginning of the war and increasingly up to the Spring of 1943, Palermo - located at the periphery of the Fascist nation at war - was one of the Italian cities more impacted by total war. Through a study of the different actors and perspectives involved in wartime mobilization, this article examines the experience of the population and the role of the regime, its institutions and ruling class. In particular, it focuses on the specific choices and resources used by different institutions, both at a national and a local level, to face the crisis.
Keywords: Fascism, War, Bombing, Sicily, Palermo, War effort
Manoela Patti, Palermo e la guerra (1940-1943) in "ITALIA CONTEMPORANEA" 286/2018, pp 34-59, DOI: 10.3280/IC2018-286002