ITALY: Garibaldi's Conversion

General Giuseppe ("Peppino") Garibaldi of Manhattan and Connecticut is the grandson and namesake ofItaly's late great Liberator and no mean soldier in his own right. In 1897, aged 17, he climbed out of a window of the Technical College at Fermo, Italy, and made off to Athens, where his father was collecting a band of Italian volunteers to fight in the Greek war against the Turks. It was then that he donned, for the first time, the Garibaldis' traditional red shirt ("because a man in a red shirt can neither hide nor retreat").* General Garibaldi resents being...

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