ITALY: Gentlemen of Verona

While Fascismo still paid dividends, Count Galeazzo Ciano supped as well as any. Wedded to Mussolini's daughter, the waspish, predatory Edda, and openly called the heir apparent, he swooped through his duties as Foreign Minister with minimum effort and maximum profit.

Ciano was no fool. He saw the writing on the wall well ahead of the other stal warts of the Fascist hierarchy, began making quiet plans to save himself. His solicitude cost him the favor of the Nazis, later the trust of his fellow-Fascists. Mussolini took over the portfolio of Foreign Affairs, made his son-in-law Ambassador to...

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