A Letter From The Publisher, Oct. 11, 1943

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With Mussolini out, Fillmore Calhoun is on his way back to Rome for TIME.

Calhoun was running our Rome Bureau all through the dark spring of 1940 when France was collapsing and Britain was girding for invasion. He saw clearly that "it is inevitable that Italy will be involved; Il Duce has been building for this war as surely as Hitler"—and he was in the crowd beneath the balcony of the Palazzo Venetia when...

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