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Ciano

Galeazzo, full name Conte Galeazzo Ciano di Cortellazzo. 1903--44, Italian fascist politician; minister of foreign affairs (1936--43) and son-in-law of Mussolini, whose supporters shot him
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Its eventual defeat, if not (like Waterloo) "the damnedest close-run thing", owed more to Stalinist partisans' terror tactics--and to the lightly veiled antagonism of such Teutonophil extremists as Farinacci--than to its own moral shortcomings, which included the judicial murder of Mussolini's own son-in-law, erstwhile Foreign Minister Galeazzo Ciano.
Colonel Terzo also wanted combat duty in the forthcoming war, but Count Galeazzo Ciano, Mussolini's minister of foreign affairs, had other plans for him and gave him the assignment of writing the history of the war, a post he held until external forces toppled the whole regime -- i.
Mussolini's Shadow: The Double Life of Count Galeazzo Ciano.
As Count Galeazzo Ciano famously remarked," opined the Scotland on Sunday correspondent while removing his cravat from beneath his jersey, "victory finds 100 fathers but defeat is an orphan.
Mussolini's Shadow The Double Life of Count Galeazzo Ciano Ray Moseley Yale University Press x + 302pp.
The verdict of the Verona Court which sentenced Galeazzo Ciano, his daughter Edda's husband, to death for signing Grandi's resolution against Mussolini on 24 July 1943 was a further desperate episode in his personal life.