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    DescriptionWar is chaos; an occupying force must bring order out of that chaos. The Allied Occupation of Italy is studied by examining crime, law and order in Sicily and southern Italy, where all forms of Allied and liberated Italian government were used and which also contained Italy's two historically most troublesome areas, Naples and Sicily. Effective society requires law and order to exist; this book examines the behaviour of a million Allied servicemen on the ordinary citizens of Italy, recently 'the enemy', from the nuisance of drunkenness to rape and murder. Many Italian law and order issues were caused by political conflict, land occupations and the poor availability of food and other essentials. The last led to unrest, discontent, a thriving black market, prostitution and a resurgence of crime. All these are examined, using original documents, as are police and Allied performance and the curious absence of the Mafia.

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    Allies and Italians Under Occupation
    Sicily and Southern Italy 1943-45
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Isobel Williams
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 328
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    ISBN 13: 9780230572591
    ISBN 10: 0230572596

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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    9 black & white illustrations, 6 graphs
    Palgrave MacMillan
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    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    29 July 2013
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    Author Information
    Isobel Williams gained a PhD with the Italian Department of Swansea University in 2006, after a BA in Italian in 2001 and a BSc in Microbiology and Zoology in 1974, also at Swansea University, UK. She has had a varied career, mostly spent in Hong Kong and Japan.
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    Table of contents
    Acknowledgements List of Figures List of Illustrations Explanatory Notes PART I: OCCUPATION 1. Introduction 2. Preparation: Structure, Training and Police PART II: ALLIED CRIME 3. Soldier Trouble 4. The Moroccan Goumiers of the FEC 5. Deserters and Absentees 6. Justice, and Statistics PART III: ITALIAN CRIME, AND LAW AND ORDER 7. Allied Proclamations 8. Italian Trouble: Crime 9. Italian Trouble: Disorder PART IV: COLLABORATION 10. Black Market 11. Prostitution PART V: ASSESSMENT 12. Police Performance 13. Occupation Appendix I: Acronyms and Foreign Terms Appendix II: Allied Proclamation No. 2: Articles I and I Bibliography Index