ITALY: Beautiful Lightning

A Roman matron last week overheard her young son's evening prayer. "God bless mother & father," recited the tot, adding on his own, "and save Giuliano from the police."

Salvatore Giuliano is probably the world's most eminent bandit, and certainly the most photogenic (see cut). In the rugged, wind-torn Montelepre zone that stretches behind Sicily's lush Palermo plain, Giuliano has carved out his realm. In six years, the police say, he and his band have killed more than 200 people, kidnaped scores of wealthy latifondisti (rich landowners) and made an estimated $2,000,000 in...

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