Italian Intervention In The Spanish Civil War by John F. Coverdale soon to be presented for sale on the stupendous BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Princeton University Press, 1975, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Maps; Tables;
From the cover: Using hitherto unavailable material from the Italian foreign ministry, Francos headquarters, and Mussolinis secretariat, John F. Coverdale traces the development of Italo-Spanish relations from the beginning of the Fascist regime. His analysis reveals that traditional foreign policy outweighed ideological and internal political considerations in Mussolinis decision making. John F. Coverdale finds that while Italys support was essential to Francos victory, Rome exercised very little influence on his decisions. The author concludes that participation in the Spanish Civil War was less important than is generally believed in determining Italys entrance into World War II on Hitlers side, and that it did not significantly weaken her armed forces.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is faded at the spine and creased at the join of the upper panel. Boards a little faded at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXI] 455 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5¾”.