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Mussolini's Army in the French Riviera: Italy's Occupation of France

Emanuele Sica

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039850
eISBN:
9780252097966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039850.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

In contrast to its brutal seizure of the Balkans, the Italian Army’s 1940–1943 relatively mild occupation of the French Riviera and nearby alpine regions bred the myth of the Italian brava gente, or ... More


The Italian Armistice Commission with France (CIAF)

Emanuele Sica

in Mussolini's Army in the French Riviera: Italy's Occupation of France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039850
eISBN:
9780252097966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039850.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on the role of the Commissione di Armistizio con la Francia (Italian Armistice Commission with France), or CIAF, in the Italian occupation of France. The CIAF, created after the ... More


Italian Irredentism and French Patriotism in the Côte d’Azur

Emanuele Sica

in Mussolini's Army in the French Riviera: Italy's Occupation of France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039850
eISBN:
9780252097966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039850.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on Italian irredentist groups in the French Riviera and how they lobbied on both sides of the border as part of their campaign for the incorporation of the County of Nice into ... More


Introduction

Emanuele Sica

in Mussolini's Army in the French Riviera: Italy's Occupation of France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039850
eISBN:
9780252097966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039850.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book examines the Italian army’s occupation of the French Riviera during the period 1940–1943 at three different levels, each involving a triangular relationship. At a more general level, it ... More


The November 1942 Invasion

Emanuele Sica

in Mussolini's Army in the French Riviera: Italy's Occupation of France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039850
eISBN:
9780252097966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039850.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on the Italian Army’s full occupation of southeastern France that began with the November 1942 invasion. In November 1942 more than 150,000 Italian soldiers deployed in the ... More


The Italians Settle In

Emanuele Sica

in Mussolini's Army in the French Riviera: Italy's Occupation of France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039850
eISBN:
9780252097966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039850.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on the Italian Army’s occupation policy in the French Riviera and its commanders’ intent to enforce their own rules without resorting to indiscriminate violence or blind ... More


Military Repression, Civilian Resistance

Emanuele Sica

in Mussolini's Army in the French Riviera: Italy's Occupation of France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039850
eISBN:
9780252097966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039850.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the events of the summer of 1943, when, in light of the escalation in attacks by local French Resistance fighters, the Italian repressive apparatus stepped up its campaign, ... More


Collaboration and Accommodation

Emanuele Sica

in Mussolini's Army in the French Riviera: Italy's Occupation of France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039850
eISBN:
9780252097966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039850.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the concept of “collaboration” in the Italian occupation of the French Riviera, with particular emphasis on the range of opportunities for unscrupulous and desperate individuals ... More


To Catch a Thief (1955)

John Billheimer

in Hitchcock and the Censors

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177427
eISBN:
9780813177441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177427.003.0027
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

To Catch a Thief, filmed on the French Riviera, again featured suggestive dialogue by John Michael Hayes. In their review of the script, Code officials logged a number of objections, including ... More


The Italian Jewish Policy in France

Emanuele Sica

in Mussolini's Army in the French Riviera: Italy's Occupation of France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039850
eISBN:
9780252097966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039850.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines Italy’s Jewish policy in France. Foreign Jews, arguably the most famous aspect of the Italian occupation of the French Riviera, found a sanctuary in the former free zone. Thanks ... More


Conclusion

Emanuele Sica

in Mussolini's Army in the French Riviera: Italy's Occupation of France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039850
eISBN:
9780252097966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039850.003.0013
Subject:
History, Military History

This conclusion evaluates the nature of Italy’s military occupation of France during World War II. It compares the occupation of Menton with the German occupations in Alsace-Lorraine and the Italian ... More


Drawing the Curtain on the Occupation

Emanuele Sica

in Mussolini's Army in the French Riviera: Italy's Occupation of France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039850
eISBN:
9780252097966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039850.003.0012
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter describes the period that unceremoniously ended the Italian military occupation in France during World War II. Starting in late July 1943, the Italians set in motion their gradual ... More


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