ITALY: Curtain

During the last months of the German occupation of Rome, no one in Italy was more hated by antiFascists, more feared even by Fascists, than Rome's chief of police, Pietro Caruso.

At Verona last January, it was Caruso who had the job of executing Count Galeazzo Ciano, Mussolini's son-in-law and Foreign Minister, whom Hitler had condemned to death. Calmly, Caruso sent a bullet into the back of Cianos head as the latter sat astraddle a chair; cooly he fired a coup de grâce when Ciano's squirming spoiled the accuracy of the first aim.


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