Separatism, the Allies and the Mafia: The Struggle for Sicilian Independence, 1943-1948
The Sicilian Separatist Movement, which demanded an independent Sicilian nation, was one of the most pressing problem for the Italian state between 1943 and 1946. This book examines the movement's origins, leaders, and followers, as well as the actions in which separatists engaged to establish a free Sicily, the factors that caused the movement's demise, and its legacy.
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Page 11 - I would like to acknowledge the people who were most important during the writing of this book. First and foremost, I would like to thank my editors Kerry Smith and Katrina Schroeder for their wisdom, guidance, and support during this project.
Page 28 - It is a military machine whose mission is to defeat the enemy on the field of battle. Its interest and activities in military government and civil affairs administration are incidental to the accomplishment of the military mission. Nevertheless, these activities are of paramount importance, as any lack of a condition of social stability in an occupied area would be prejudicial to the success of the military effort.