Like many another vacationing statesman, Winston Churchill was looking for peace & quiet. He thought he had found it last week in Gardone, on Lake Garda in north Italy. Gardone's Marxist mayor greeted him with a bunch of gladioli; Churchill replied with the opinion that Trieste should be returned to Italy.

Next day, when Churchill went for a swim in blue bathing trunks, Italian photographers were hiding in nearby bushes. Police flushed them all out except one; he got some pictures, then tumbled down a slope into police range and got chased too. Churchill waded ashore, shook himself vigorously, stomped into...

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