Cinema: Vulgarian Victory

The Four Days of Naples. On Sept. 8, 1943, the day Badoglio surrendered to Eisenhower, the lid of a manhole lifted hesitantly in a Neapolitan alley and a draft dodger squinted at the unaccustomed sunlight. "La 'uerr' ê finood'!" the mob above him bellowed in delirium. The war was over for Sicily, si. But for Naples it was far from over. On Sept. 12, the Panzers rumbled into town as the Italian garrison stumbled off in all directions. Then flying squads of German soldiers burst into the Vomero, the city's principal slum, and gun-butted...

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