While much of the book focuses on the German search operation and the parallel disintegration of the Rome-Berlin alliance, Hitler's Raid also attempts to place the mission in a broader historical context by summarizing the history of the European Axis powers and the personal and political dynamics between Hitler and Mussolini.
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Hitler's Raid to Save Mussolini tells the dramatic story of the six-week effort on the part of the Germans to find and rescue Mussolini, an undertaking that involved both intelligence work and a daring commando-style raid via combat gliders.
The book also explores the fascinating backdrop of this remarkable mission, explaining how Hitler and the new Italian government (sans Mussolini) made a mutual show of friendship during the summer of 1943 while privately scheming to undermine each other by means of an elaborate and dangerous game of deception. Hitler's Raid can be described as a real-life, action-oriented spy story with historical depth¾something of a cross between, say, Tom Clancy and William Shirer.