ITALY: Spring in the Axis

The private affairs of rulers become matters of history. Informed quarters in Europe thought last week they had data for a future footnote to the story of the world in 1939:

An active fellow whose 55 years have not impaired his health, Benito Mussolini is not always just a man's man. Last week Europe's gossips were buzzing over II Duce's latest lady. Only her name was still a secret. A bussable blonde, 19, from Hitler's Sudetenland, she has met II Duce at his skiing lodge atop Monte Terminillo,

45 minutes from Rome. Thither, abruptly adjourning affairs of State, Mussolini sped often...

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