In Bed with Benito Sex Diaries Reveal Mussolini's Soft Side

Mussolini's mistress, Clara Petacci, recorded intimate details of her affair with Il Duce in her journal. Her newly published diary reveals Mussolini as a sex-addicted anti-Semite who found Hitler "very likeable" -- and who occasionally suffered from impotence.
Clara Petacci, mistress of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.

Clara Petacci, mistress of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.

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Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan