Foreign News: Greatest Triumph

When the blame for the atrocious murder of the millionaire Socialist Deputy Giacomo Matteotti, was laid by public opinion upon prominent Fascists and nearly wrecked the Fascist Party (TIME, June 23, 1924), Mussolini uttered a prophesy pregnant with meaning: "When the slayers of Matteotti are tried, the trial will be the Fascisti's greatest triumph."

After 18 months of delay the Crown Prosecutor has now completed his case, "having assembled more than 30 large volumes of evidence." He asserts that the murder was "unpremeditated"; therefore three prominent Fascists* who were being held on charges...

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