In support of its Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center, USF Special Collections acquired a complete run of the fascist periodical Legioni e Falangi: Revista d'Italia e di Spagna.
The thirty-three issues (Oct. 1940-July 1943), published by editors Guiseppe Lombrassa and Agustin de Foxa, served as a propaganda magazine and reflected the political interests of both Spain and Italy in the 1930s and 1940s. In the wake of the Spanish Civil War and during the early years of World War II, Spanish dictator Francisco Franco and Italian dictator Benito Mussolini sought to reinforce the unity of their two fascist nations. Legioni e Falangi incorporated articles, reviews, and visual material on the Spanish Civil War and its aftermath, the development of Fascism in Italy, and Spaniards’ and Italians’ shared struggles.
Published in Rome and Madrid (with Spanish translation), no print copies of the Italian edition of the periodical are extant in North America except at the University of South Florida Tampa Library. The entire collection has been digitized and is freely available here.