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Great Blunders in History: Mussolini's Invasion of Greece | [The History Channel]

Great Blunders in History: Mussolini's Invasion of Greece

When Mussolini invaded Greece in 1940, he suffered a severe setback and had to be rescued by Germany. Though the British would gain much of the eastern Mediterranean, the diversion of troops to Greece enabled Rommel to drive them out of Libya.
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When Mussolini invaded Greece in 1940, he suffered a severe setback and had to be rescued by Germany. Though the British would gain much of the eastern Mediterranean, the diversion of troops to Greece enabled Rommel to drive them out of Libya.

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    James SEATTLE, WA, United States 09-19-13
    James SEATTLE, WA, United States 09-19-13 Member Since 2009
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    "It's Hard To Fight On Two Different Fronts"

    This episode of the Greatest Blunders in History – Mussolini's Invasion of Greece, shows us once again that it's virtually impossible to involve yourself with two or three different skirmishes, without depleting your resources or distracting you from your focus. Mussolini was no different.

    Once again, The History Channel, come through in a big way and depicting history and an exciting, event filled, matter-of-fact presentation that keeps you just glued to your seat throughout.

    For history buffs and non-history buffs alike I highly recommend this series of Great Blunders in History by The History Channel.

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    Brad Littleton, MA, United States 08-16-11
    Brad Littleton, MA, United States 08-16-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Worse than Nothing"

    I think this is dialog captured from the History Channel series, "Great Blunders in History." Ostensibly, it is supposed to tell the story of Mussolini's failed invasion of Greece, a side-show of World War II that is not covered in much depth in conventional WWII history. I would have thought that this Grecian adventure would have been interesting for 21 minutes (note: commercials, etc are edited out but rough transitions remain). Actually what we do have is an 8th grade-level timeline of Mussolini from rise to demise. 21 minutes is not much time and to cover a very colorful and active dictator and his rise to power, imperial campaigns, participation in World War II and seriocomic death. This makes Cliff Notes look like the full text of War and Peace. It is impossible to cover anything of consequence in this snippet. The Greece campaign is a sideshow in this dismal little story and covers maybe three minutes. Despite the narrow timeline, the dialogue finds its way to be repetitious, probably due to the absence of commercials and a need to reengage the designed television viewer in the story. This cost me $.99 and I only despair of spending the time to listen to it. You get what you pay for. I think listeners should be skeptical of other entries in this History Channel series as the format and conversion from television is transparent. I believe the addition of the footage in the television version may have been tolerable if naive. Good Audible Books come from good books, not television shows.

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