ITALY: For Better Terms

Badoglio said that it was all Mussolini's fault. He said that the Duce explained plunging Italy into the war with the words: "In September everything will be over, and I need some thousands of dead to be able to sit at the peace table as a belligerent." Badoglio said that Mussolini had not consulted anyone before writing Hitler at the end of May 1940 that he would declare war by June 10.

The old Marshal wanted the record straight. To make sure, he gave an interview last week to the New York Times's Herbert L. Matthews, the Baltimore Sun's Mark S....

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