Vintage postcards depicting battle scenes, regimental colors, and other illustrations of military life related to the Italian colonization of the region that later became known as Libya, beginning in the aftermath of World War I and continuing until Italian forces were driven out of North Africa by the Allies during World War II.
The collections concentrate on Italy in the first half of the twentieth century. Some relate to Italy's role in World War I; many more pertain to World War II, particularly Allied military operations in Italy during the last phases of the war. The World War II collections also include materials on the Italian partisan movement that fought against Mussolini and the German forces’ occupying northern Italy.
US journalist and author
Italian journalist and author
US human rights advocate
Senior civil affairs officer, Venezia Giulia, 1945–47
Italian American sociologist
US military and political attaché in Italy
Major general, US Army
Duignan, Peter, ed. The Library of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1985.
Palm, Charles, and Dale Reed. Guide to the Hoover Institution Archives. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1980.
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