Foreign News: Footnotes to History

Premier Ivanoe Bonomi's new Italian Government finally took office last week in Salerno, planned an early move to Rome. Correspondents picked up some intriguing gossip about the prelude to Allied approval:

¶ Winston Churchill, angered by the exclusion of royalist Marshal Pietro Badoglio (TIME, June 26), was astounded and chagrined by the behavior of General Sir Harold R. L. G. Alexander, Allied commander in Italy. General Alexander not only accepted Bonomi, but put up practically no fight to keep Mr. Churchill's favorite, Badoglio, in the new Government.

¶ When Churchill raised the roof, Bonomi finally...

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