U.S. At War: Beautiful Day

On the bleak day in December 1941 when Don Ascanio Colonna, the titled, haughty Italian Ambassador to the U.S., walked out of his embassy, Antonino Celotto was very sad. Faithful Antonino, who had served four ambassadors as embassy caretaker, had watched white-faced Don Ascanio burning the embassy's papers. Now Italy, at war with the U.S., had cut the last bond.

Antonino went back sadly into the embassy, to the four-room apartment where he lived with his wife and four children, and settled down to wait. He watched the Swiss come in to take over...

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