ITALY: Accumulation of Dignity

To cliff-girt Malta Harbor, still showing the scars of Axis bombs, royalist Marshal Pietro Badoglio and a retinue of aides went last week. They were piped aboard H.M.S. Nelson.

To rally the Italian people and army "against the common enemy," the Allied High Command seemed to have worked out this pattern at Malta: >The U.S. and Britain would accept the Badoglio regime as a cobelligerent. But the line between cobelligerent and ally was hard to draw. Allied soldiers were already finding Badoglio officials unwilling to be treated as defeated enemies.


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