Ralph Forte and the Valentine’s Day Massacre

Mmax says that, on February 14 1929, his great-uncle, Ralph Forte, was listening to Chicago police radio from the offices of AP when he heard some slightly unusual news from North Clark Street.

Apparently Mr Forte had just fled Italy after writing an article entitled “Everyone obeys Mussolini except the cats”. Can his welcome in Spain be explained partly in terms of the Spanish dictator’s notorious dislike of the Italian?

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  1. >Can his welcome in Spain be explained partly in terms of > the Spanish dictator’s notorious dislike of the Italian?

    Uncle Ralph arrived in Spain at the beginning of the Civil War as a AP correspondent from Chicago, later he sided with the Nationalists and after the war decided to remain in Spain.

    MMAX

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