A Philosophical Soldier

The Italian Theater is one of the most neglected aspects of World War II, and the contribution of Italian soldiers who fought on the Allied side is even less well known. Eugenio Corti’s The Last Soldiers of the King: Wartime Italy, 1943-1945 is one of the few Italian soldier memoirs translated into English. It is an informative, highly personal work that provides a wealth of detail and insight into wartime Italy, as well as a soldier’s perspective on war.