The Italian War on the Eastern Front, 1941–1943

Operations, Myths and Memories

  • Bastian Matteo Scianna

Part of the Italian and Italian American Studies book series (IIAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Bastian Matteo Scianna
    Pages 1-18
  3. Bastian Matteo Scianna
    Pages 19-37
  4. Bastian Matteo Scianna
    Pages 65-85
  5. Bastian Matteo Scianna
    Pages 87-117
  6. Bastian Matteo Scianna
    Pages 119-149
  7. Bastian Matteo Scianna
    Pages 151-187
  8. Bastian Matteo Scianna
    Pages 267-292
  9. Bastian Matteo Scianna
    Pages 293-327
  10. Bastian Matteo Scianna
    Pages 329-335
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 337-365

About this book


The Italian Army’s participation in Hitler’s war against the Soviet Union has remained unrecognized and understudied. Bastian Matteo Scianna offers a wide-ranging, in-depth corrective. Mining Italian, German and Russian sources, he examines the history of the Italian campaign in the East between 1941 and 1943, as well as how the campaign was remembered and memorialized in the domestic and international arena during the Cold War. Linking operational military history with memory studies, this book revises our understanding of the Italian Army in the Second World War.


Italy in the Cold War The Italian Army Italian POWs Italian Communist Party Italian Expeditionary Force Italy in WWII Eastern Front Battle on the Don memorialization of World War II

Authors and affiliations

  • Bastian Matteo Scianna
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PotsdamPotsdamGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-26523-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-26524-3
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