The Diary of Count Ciano

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italianfascistyouthDecember 7, 1941 was a monumental date in American history…

…..the day the Japanese Empire attacked Pearl Harbor.

But, by that time, World War II had already been raging for over 2 years in Europe,

…. and had been being waged on a diplomatic front way before that.

Diplomacy has always been a critical factor on the world stage,

and never more so than in the time period between 1935 and 1945.

Very few diaries reflect the monumental events of that era as clearly and insightfully as those of the Italian Count Galeazzo Ciano,

— Mussolini’s Foreign Minister during most of WW II.


Victory has many fathers, but defeat is an orphan
Count Galeazzo Ciano

Count Galeazzo Ciano (1903-1944) was the Italian Foreign Minister from 1936 to 1943 under Benito Mussolini, and was responsible for negotiating Italy’s part in the so-called “Pact of Steel” — the 1935 Italian-German Alliance agreement.

He was also the…

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