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.e., until the Americans arrived in Rome in 1944.
Mussolini's Shadow: The Double Life of Count Galeazzo Ciano
. Ray Moseley.
"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..."
Anyone interested in the latest politically correct thinking in Italy about Mussolini's regime might well start by watching historian and documaker Nicola Caracciolo's "Galeazzo Ciano
, A Fascist Tragedy." It tells the fascinating story of Mussolini's snobbish playboy son-in-law, who from the heights of fascist power (he was foreign minister from 1936 to 1943) saw the light of truth and tried unsuccessfully to avert the war.
Mussolini's Shadow The Double Life of Count Galeazzo Ciano Ray Moseley Yale University Press x + 302pp.
OTHING BECAME GALEAZZO CIANO quite like his leaving.
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.
In 1940 and throughout the war, Hitler remained convinced, as he told the Italian Foreign Minister, Galeazzo Ciano
, that Spanish intervention `would cost more than it was worth'.