I often come across references to documents which state that Italy had only prepared to fight for a few months. One such is a British document-Weekly Intelligence report number 14 (June 1940) which states that the based upon a report written by Admiral Cavagnari ,the expected duration was three months. The USMM however deny that the Admiral ever wrote it. This is all in a Royal Navy Staff History written in the 1950s. I therefore ask you all here what were Italy’s war aims and how long did they think that it would take to accomplish them?