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Britain, Italy and the Origins of the Cold War


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Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Introduction Britain and the Prosecution of Italian War Criminals The Reconstruction of the Postwar Italian Armed Forces The 'British Way to Socialism': British Intervention in the Italian Election of April 1948 and its Aftermath The North Atlantic Treaty: Britain and the Issue of Italian Membership Britain, Italy and European Cooperation in the 1940s Conclusion Bibliography

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EFFIE PEDALIU lectures on the Cold War at the War Studies and Mediterranean Studies Departments at King's College London. She was a lecturer in International History at the London School of Economics (1991-94) and Jean Monnet Fellow in European History at Luton University (1995-7). Her publications include her article 'Britain and the Reconstruction of the Post-Fascist Italian Armed Forces' in Cold War History, October 2001, and The Contemporary Mediterranean World: An International History (forthcoming).


"Effie Pedaliu's new book does just this, and more, and is therefore to be heartily welcomed as a significant contribution to our understanding of this subject. ... The nature of the Anglo-American and Italian achievement in this regard has been ably analysed and highlighted in this book, which is a very welcome addition to our knowledge of the origins of the Cold War in Europe." (Saul Kelly, Diplomacy Statecraft, June, 2017)"It is a very thoroughly researched monograph. The author has meticulously covered the government archives, researching the papers of several different departments in depth. ... An invaluable bibliography also draws together an impressive range of materials written in both English and Italian. In covering all this material, Pedaliu has performed a valuable service and this study deserves to become one of the standard works on this surprisingly neglected period in British foreign policy." (Richard Grayson, H-Net Reviews, h-net.org, August, 2005)'Overall, this is a highly recommendable book. Far from being relevant solely to scholars interested in Italian history, it also offers interesting insights on the Attlee government's foreign policy and on the reconfiguration of Ango-American relations within the context of the Cold War.' - Ilaria Favretto, European History Quarterly

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