London, January 30, 2000
"Churchill 'offered land to Mussolini'"
I investigated those alleged secret Churchill/Mussolini letters exhaustively in 1982, and was eventually shown the two "1940" letters that your article speaks of. The Chartwell letterhead was hopelessly wrong, and both Churchill writing to Mussolini and the latter, replying, had seemingly typed the same elementary spelling error ("wich"). The same source later provided the Hitler Diaries to your newspaper. . .