Racism or common humanity? Depictions of Italian civilians under Allied war and occupation.

Matthew Evangelista
Allied attitudes toward Italian civilians during the Second World War ranged from vindictiveness colored by racism to genuine sympathy and a feeling of common humanity. Glimpses of guilt for civilian casualties appear in some sources, including Joseph Heller’s famous novel, Catch-22, and they reinforce the overall sense of ambivalence and moral ambiguity.

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Occupazione, ricostruzione ed equilibri internazionali. La United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) e l’intervento sanitario in Italia: il caso della malaria in Sardegna.

Gian Lorenzo Zichi
A partire dall’autunno 1943, tra i problemi ai quali il governo militare alleato dovette far fronte in Italia, quello sanitario fu cruciale. La guerra aveva infatti acuito l’incidenza di malattie quali tifo, colera e malaria, con ricadute dirette in capo alle forze anglo-americane impegnate nella liberazione della penisola.

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