ITALY: To Third Base

For hungry, frustrated Italians the week brought good news. First, bread rations were upped 100 grams. The nation's political rations were handsomely increased. An Allied decision put Italy once more on the verge of full sovereignty.

Britain's Harold Macmillan, Resident Minister for the Central Mediterranean, and the U.S.'s Rear Admiral Ellery W. Stone, Chief of the Allied Commission in Italy, reported to Prime Minister Ivanoe Bonomi: Allied military needs remain paramount, and cobelligerent Italy is not yet accepted as an ally. But the Allied Commission surrenders to the Italian Government all save...

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