Capturing the Fascist Moment: Hitler's Visit to Italy in 1938 and the Radicalization of Fascist Italy

@article{Baxa2007CapturingTF,
  title={Capturing the Fascist Moment: Hitler's Visit to Italy in 1938 and the Radicalization of Fascist Italy},
  author={Paul Baxa},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  year={2007},
  volume={42},
  pages={227 - 242}
}
  • Paul Baxa
  • Published 1 April 2007
  • History, Political Science
  • Journal of Contemporary History
In May 1938, Italians and the world were treated to the spectacle of Adolf Hitler's visit to Italy. The visit was a prime example of overheated Fascist propaganda. For seven days, Hitler was feted in a manner that was far removed from a normal state visit. Yet, for all the pomp and ceremony, nothing was accomplished to further the Axis alliance, even though the Germans came prepared to sign a full military alliance. For this reason, the Hitler visit has always been seen as nothing more than an… 
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