ITALY: I, Mussolini

Benito Mussolini last week fired his son-in-law, Count Galeazzo Ciano, the galloping gallant of Fascism, and took to himself the cabinet portfolios of War, Navy, Air, Interior, Foreign Affairs. Said Il Duce, explaining the dismissal of Foreign Minister Ciano and eleven other leading members of the Government:

"In this delicate phase of the conflict," said Il Duce, "I, Mussolini, am assuming the entire burden of the conduct of political and military operations."

Edda's Boy. Ciano, who has one of the largest vanities in Europe, was eased into a seat on the Fascist Grand...

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