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This review is from: Ciano's Diary: 1937-1943 (Paperback)
At least half of Ciano's Diary is forgery, cleverly concocted by British Intelligence. Major Bridge presented their draft manuscript to Eugen Dollmann for his knowledgable verdict, while Dollmann was a POW in Italy in 1945. Eugen Dollmann was the German interpretor for the Reich in Italy, between the Italian and German leaders, and he knew Ciano well, and about what really happened. He says to Major Bridge in his book, Call me Coward, pgs 32-33 'I think you've done very well indeed. For an innocent it would all sound very convincing no doubt, but for anyone who knew Ciano at all well it would be absurd.'
And he says, 'It is quite certain that half the stuff I had read hadn't come from Ciano at all. Secretly I was rather impressed - who would have credited the British with so much guile.'