ITALY: Death in the Morning

Able, Rome-wise New York Timesman Herbert L. Matthews spent weeks digging out the facts in the strange and murky death of Mussolini's son-in-law, flashy Count Galeazzo Ciano (TIME, Jan. 17). Last week Matthews cabled his findings from Rome. Their gist:

Under Fascism, money could buy almost anything, even a man's life. Someone spent millions trying to save Ciano. He almost escaped death. But there was treachery within treachery and behind it the implacable figure of Benito Mussolini, who sealed his son-in-law's fate.

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