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History Research Guide - World War II: Mediterranean

A guide to the resources available in the library on World War II.

Books in the Library

Bogged Tank, Italy 1945

10th advancing North Appennines Spring 1945, Mt. Belvedere
Bogged Tank, Italy 1945. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Possible Topics

Here are some topic questions to help you get started on your paper.

Italy started out as an Axis power in the war. How and why did Italy quit being an Axis power? What happened to Italy after it lost Axis status? Were the Nazis able to maintain a hold on Italy? How long did they remain in Italy? What damage did they do there?

Why was the Mediterranean important in the war? What reasons did the Axis powers have for attacking Greece? How successful were they in their attempts to invade the Mediterranean?  

Online Resources