ITALY: Split

Italy's coalition government fell apart. Deserted by the right wing of his Cabinet, Premier Ferruccio Parri resigned. To Italy's fractious factions he addressed a warning:

"Beware of civil war ... of reopening the door to fascism. . . . There are rumors that Washington and London had no trust in me. The real reason for this lack of trust is that Italy has only a fragile front of antifascism. ... I hope my successors will follow the only worthy policy for Italy: left of center. . . ."

Two Gianninis, not related, helped bring...

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