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Mussolini the Champion of Land Reclamation

Did the Duce drain the marshes?

From: Mussolini Also Did A Lot of Good


This chapter looks at the supposed success of Mussolini’s fascists in the area of bonifica, or land reclamation, exploring the actual results and data resulting from their efforts. It also touches on Mussolini’s actual handling of malaria and malarial regions.



Francesco Filippi

Francesco Filippi is a historian of mentalities and an educator who has specialized in the relationship between memory and the present. Mussolini Also Did A Lot of Good Things is his first book to appear in English. He lives in Trento, Italy.