Italy wants to seek terms with Russia
18th December 1942: Mussolini finally realises that he has got himself in too deep with Hitler's Eastern adventure - but there is now no way out
The war was going from bad to worse for the Italians. Over 20,000 of their troops had been captured after the British breakthrough at El Alamein in November. Mussolini’s dream of riding his horse in triumph through Cairo, part of his new African …
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