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Question: How did the Italian Resistance help allied forces in Italy?

Answer: The contribution of the Italian resistance to World War II has been underrated and ignored by many WWII texts and articles. The Italian resistance made up of ordinary peasants and anti-fascist military personnel, had by the end of May 1945 reached a seemingly commanding state of power and played an important role in the liberation of Italy. By the time the allied forces had reached Northern Italy, they were not welcomed by German divisions as they had expected, but by Italian partisans and peasants who had set up Committees of National Liberation, which acted as mini governments....(short extract)

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  • Subject: History
  • Course: History
  • Level: International Baccalaureate
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: 61%
  • Words: 1162
  • Date submitted: September 03, 2009
  • Date written: May, 2004
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2083

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