The Nazis provided Francoas Nationalists with planes, armaments, and tanks in their civil war against the Communists but behind this largesse was a Faustian bargain. Pierpaolo Barbieri makes a convincing case that the Nazis hoped to establish an economic empire in Europe, and in Spain they tested the tactics intended for future subject territories.Many were really frightened at that time.... But we ... so much so that even Ciano entertained doubts about how much Italy was spending in Spain. ... They ask for a billiona#39;s [lire] worth of goods, with payment in kind, or almost, and very chancy.
|Title||:||Hitler's Shadow Empire|
|Publisher||:||Harvard University Press - 2015-04-14|