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Title A British fascist in the Second World War : the Italian war diary of James Strachey Barnes, 1943-45 / edited by Claudia Baldoli with Brendan Fleming.
Imprint London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2014.


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Description 1 online resource (viii, 246 pages)
Series A modern history of politics and violence
Modern history of politics and violence.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Barnes, James Strachey, 1890- -- Diaries.
Barnes, James Strachey, 1890- -- Political and social views.
Barnes, James Strachey, 1890-
Fascists -- Great Britain -- Diaries.
British -- Italy -- Diaries.
Fascists -- Italy -- Diaries.
Fascism -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Fascism -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Italy.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- Italy.
Italy -- History -- 1914-1945.
Great Britain.
World War (1939-1945) fast (OCoLC)fst01180924
Genre Diaries.
Contents Note to the Diary -- Introduction -- Diary 1943 -- Diary 1944 -- Diary 1945 -- List of primary sources consulted.
Summary "A British Fascist in the Second World War presents the edited diary of the British fascist Italophile James Strachey Barnes. Previously unpublished, the diary is a significant source for all students of the Second World War and the history of European and British fascism. The diary covers the period from the fall of Mussolini in 1943 to the end of the war in 1945, two years in which the British Fascist Italophile Major James Strachey Barnes lived in Italy as a 'traitor'. Like William Joyce in Germany, he was involved in propaganda activity directed at Britain, the country of which he was formally a citizen. Brought up by upper-class English grandparents who had retired to Tuscany, he chose Italy as his own country and, in 1940, applied for Italian citizenship. By then, Barnes had become a well-known fascist writer. His diary is an extraordinary source written during the dramatic events of the Italian campaign. It reveals how events in Italy gradually affected his ideas about fascism, Italy, civilisation and religion. It tells much about Italian society under the strain of war and Allied bombing, and about the behaviour of both prominent fascist leaders and ordinary Italians. Complete here with a scholarly introduction and an extensive bibliography and sources section, the diary is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in learning more about the ideological complexities of the Second World War and fascism in twentieth-century Europe"-- Provided by publisher.
Other Author Baldoli, Claudia, editor.
Fleming, Brendan, editor.
Other Title Print version: Barnes, James Strachey, 1890- British fascist in the Second World War 9781472510426