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  •  Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Italian modernist author of the Futurist Manifesto (1908) and later the co-author of the Fascist Manifesto (1919)
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By Elizabeth Wiskemann

There were repulsive sides to Fascist Italy; but Mussolini’s movement sprang from deeply patriotic sources, writes Elizabeth Wiskemann, and endured for two decades.

For nearly three years, 45,000 Spanish soldiers served under German command on the Russian front. By Gerald R. Kleinfeld and Lewis A. Tambs.

Geoffrey Chandler analyses the complex pattern of reasons why Greece became the arena where the first violent post-war trial of strength took place between Communism and the West.

The recent killing of a French teenager by fascist sympathisers recalls the tensions and divisions of the 1930s, says Chris Millington.

In October 1935 Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels peremptorily announced that ‘It is forbidden to list the names of fallen Jews on memorials and...

David Mitchell inspects Marinetti’s various admirations: the beauty of speed and war, and the destructive gestures of anarchists.

Yvonne Sherratt explores the ways in which Adolf Hitler attempted to appropriate the ideas of some of Germany’s greatest thinkers during his brief incarceration in 1924.

Jane Thynne looks at the foundation of the Deutsches Modeamt, an attempt by the Nazis to put the fascist into fashion.

Newsreel footage shows the aftermath of the fire that burned through Germany's Reichstag on February 27th, 1933.

These two books are different in so many ways. Arthurs’ is a slim monograph, owing an evident debt in style and content to a recent PhD. Duggan’s...

Paul Lay speaks to Edgar Feuchtwanger, who as a young boy witnessed the rise of Adolf Hitler at close quarters.

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