A Chill in the Air: An Italian War Diary 1939–1940 by Iris Origo

A Chill in the Air: An Italian War Diary 1939–1940

War in Italy in 1939 was by no means necessary, or even beneficial to the country. But in June 1940, Mussolini finally declared war on Britain and France. The awful inevitability with which Italy stumbled its way into a war for which they were ill prepared and largely unenthusiastic is documented here with grace and clarity by one of the twentieth century's great diarists....

Title:A Chill in the Air: An Italian War Diary 1939–1940
Edition Language:English

A Chill in the Air: An Italian War Diary 1939–1940 Reviews

  • Paula Bardell-Hedley
    When a complimentary copy of this book arrived in the mail from Pushkin Press, I immediately noticed that the introduction had been written by Lucy Hughes-Hallett, author of The Pike: Gabriele D'Annunzio, Poet, Seducer and Preacher of War - a brilliant, multi award winning biography of the notorio...
  • Dean Haywood
    Slightly interesting,dated,old news,not really that well written....
  • Evinrude
    A war diary, as the title say, by an wealthy English woman married to an Italian. It does not say much about her life, or even life at that point it time, but is a sort of chronicle of news (true and false) and rumours about Italy's imminent involvement in the war. Only interesting if you have a spe...

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