MONACO: No Time for Play

War came at last to Monte Carlo. In the little Principality of Monaco, 370 acres of neutrality clamped to the underbelly of Fortress Europe, the Germans tightened the screws. Madrid reported that 5,000 resident aliens, thousands of casual visitors, were sent packing. Monaco, which contains famed, gay Monte Carlo, was left in the hands of the Germans and 1,500 native Monegasques.

War hitherto had not disturbed Monte Carlo. New-rich Germans arrived to spend the proceeds of the loot of France. Collaborationists and refugees with more money than respectability swarmed in. Prices soared. The average price of...

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