Giuseppe Berto – Blackshirt War (Guerra in camicia nera)


On the Side of those Who Believed

An almost forgotten book from an author who should be reconsidered, it’s the war journal of a young Fascist soldier, who volunteered for the Libyan conflict, and was soon dragged into the apocalyptic disaster of that campaign. Flooring in its way, this book allows the readers to stay on the side of those who were defeated by history and to understand the illusion of the young generation of Italians who really believed in Mussolini.

Translation edited by Chiara Canova and Robert Mardle