1942, Nov 1? to 1944, Jan 11, then jumps to Apr, '45 (prelude 1930/9) - 4 hour/part TV miniseries. Based on the diaries of Count Galeazzo Ciano, Mussolini's son-in-law and foreign minister, and on their strained relationship. First 15 minutes chaotic, but then settles in. After attempting to watch 'Mussolini: The Untold Story', I was leery of another miniseries on this guy, but this wasn't bad. Virtually no gun play. Series could have been made in three rather than four parts.
Breakdown is as follows:
1) Beg Nov 1?, '42; Sicily landings Jul 9, '43; Grand Council Jul 24.
2) Mussolini arrest Jul 25; Ciano flight/detainment to Germany Aug 28; Italian Armistice Sep 8; Germans free Mussolini Sep 12.