International: Sabers & Cold Iron

Cried Russian Peacemaker Andrei Y. Vishinsky at the Paris Conference last week: "Everybody knows Italians are better at running away than at fighting."

In Rome, enraged Italians promptly challenged him to duels. One challenge came from Lawyer Giorgio Mollica, 44, who has had five encounters with sword and saber on the field of honor, and wears the Italian Silver Medal for gallantry as an underground partisan behind the German lines.

Since the Armistice terms forbid Italians to commit hostile acts against citizens of the United Nations, Signor Mollica published his challenge in the...

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