War: Wedding Rings

A Royal Jack Sprat and his Queen would not present an appearance more distinctive than do Their Majesties King Vittorio Emanuele and Queen Elena. From the wild mountains of Montenegro, where women are not only women but Amazons, came Elena. Last week Her Majesty wrote to peasant-born Benito Mussolini with Amazonian directness:

"I wish you to know that among many wedding rings the women of Italy will offer for the glory of our beloved great country there will be the King's wedding ring, together with my own ring, which I give with joy to...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!