Where was Benito Mussolini?
The Badoglio Government, which presumably knew, kept silent. But Europe's rumor factories labored overtime, putting the ex-Duce:
> In the comfortable Villa Torlonia outside Rome.
> In the uncomfortable Braschi Fortress outside Rome.
> In a hotel at Rome.
> In the royal villa at Viareggio on the Gulf of Genoa.
> In a seacoast town not far from the Isle of Elba.
> In Switzerland.
> In Spain.
> In Eire (but that was an English joke).
Benito Mussolini was under arrest and not under arrest; in solitary confinement and under...