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Author Wilcox, Vanda, 1979-

Title Morale and the Italian Army during the First World War
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (240 pages)
Series Cambridge Military Histories
Cambridge military histories.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Series information; Title page; Copyright information; Table of contents; List of tables; Acknowledgements; A note on translation; 1 Introduction; Italian Performance in World War I; Understanding Morale; Part I: Army Policies and Morale; Part II: Italians Under Arms; Part I Army Policies and Morale; 2 Leadership, Command Culture and Organisation; The Organisation of the Italian Army; The Italian Officer Corps and Command Culture; Leadership and Officer-Men Relations; 3 Incentivising High Morale; Propaganda and Patriotic Education; Leisure and Recreation; Home Leave
3. Newspapers4. Contemporary Pamphlets, Articles and Other Publications; 5. Government Reports and Official Histories; 6. Secondary Works; Index
7 Consent and ComplianceItalian Patriotism; National Character, Military Service and Political Participation; War Enthusiasm; Class, Military Service and the Realities of Combat; 8 Refusal: Indiscipline, Protest and Nervous Collapse; The Limits of Endurance; Individual Offences: Draft Evasion, Desertion, Self-mutilation and Malingering; Collective Offences: Revolt, Collaboration and Mutiny; Ideological Opposition: Indiscipline as Protest; Refusal, Repression and Attitudes to Discipline; 9 Conclusion; Bibliography; 1. Unpublished Sources; 2. Published Letters, Diaries and Memoirs
Pay and Pensions4 Discipline; The Italian Disciplinary System; 'The Summary Justice of Lead'; Discipline and Censorship: Establishing Control; Caporetto as a Turning Point in Military Discipline?; 5 Combat Readiness; Training; Equipment and Supplies; Physical and Psychological Preparation for Combat; Part II Italians under Arms; 6 Endurance; 'The War Is What It Is': Interpreting and Evaluating War Experience; Making Soldiers: Mass Mobilisation and Military Identity; Reciprocity and Entitlement: Meeting Soldiers' Expectations; Adapting to the War: The Peasant Mentality under Arms
Summary A study of how the Italian army managed morale and troops responded to its policies during the First World War
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Subject Italy. Regio Esercito -- History -- Regio Esercito -- World War, 1914-1918
Italy. Regio Esercito -- Military life.
Morale -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1316693368