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By Bernd Jurgen Fischer

ISBN-10: 1557531412

ISBN-13: 9781557531414

"Analyzes the German career of Albania in the course of international battle II, rectifying a part century of amnesia and mythmaking through Marxist and nationalist histories and lengthening realizing of the connection among the 3rd Reich and wartime Albania. contains b&w historic photographs. Fischer is a professor of historical past at Indiana University-Purdue University." - booklet information, Inc.

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Having come to this irrevocable conclusion, Ciano and a large staff of advisers and experts drew up an extensive plan, while still in Tirana, to be presented to the Duce for his approval. The report, discussed on 10 May 1938, was a well-prepared, detailed analysis of Italy's historical role in Albania, as well as a catalog of what Italy could expect to gain from the action proposed by Ciano. 17 The report began by presenting Albania as a worthwhile objective for Italian expansion, based upon highly dubious economic figures.

Although Jacomoni reported after the war to the High Court of Justice that Ciano let the idea of assassination drop at this point, the queen recalled two separate attempts on Zog's life during this period, which, she insisted, were inspired by the Italians. Sometime in early 1939 she was told of an incident in which a rifle had been found on the roof of one of the buildings that lined the park behind the palace. Geraldine also told an interesting story that apparently involved Koçi, whom she accused of having bribed her Hungarian cook.

More important, Paul, like King Alexander before him, had no desire to increase the size of the Albanian population in Yugoslavia. "42 Stojadinovic, for this and other reasons, was quickly forced out and replaced by Dragisa Cvetkovic, who was not only much closer to the regent and his foreign policy but, more significant, was not known for his friendly attitude toward Italy. After the dust had settled, Ciano was forced to reevaluate his position. "43 The count also decided that it was now imperative to move as quickly as possible on his Albanian project, and he hoped to begin the project by the first week in April.

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