Foreign News: Fires, Firemen

As usual, Premier Mussolini found occasion to pronounce a decisive "last word" upon the week's developments concerning the Italian Alto Adige, formerly the Austrian (Southern) Tyrol (see AUSTRIA). Cried Il Benito to correspondents:

"Everything there was German: officials, teachers, clergy, postmen and railwaymen. Nothing but German was spoken there any longer, and songs were sung which, if they were sung in Rome, would lead to immediate arrest.

"For a population of 250,000, including Italians, there were 24,000 firemen. When I was told these details I remarked that there must be a good many...

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