Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Jul

9

1943

Operation Husky – the invasion of Sicily approaches

Crime is highly organised in all grades of society; ‘gangsterism’ in the USA had its origins in Sicilian immigration. Morals are supercially very rigid, being based on the Catholic religion and Spanish etiquette of Bourbon times; they are, in fact, of a very low standard, particularly in agricultural areas. The Sicilian is still, however, well known for his extreme jealousy in so far as his womenfolk are concerned, and in a crisis still resorts to the dagger.