SAN MARINO: Perpendicular Republic

Arrow-swift, a darting racing car swept over the Etruscan Appennines last week, scaled with a virile roar the heights of Monte Titano, swept into the Borgo of San Marino, oldest* and smallest† republic in the world. Behind, far behind, panted a lumbering caravan of limousines. Before they had scaled the nearly perpendicular republic, Signor Mussolini had leaped from his racer, received the respectful welcome of the two Capitani Reggenii (Regents) of San Marino. As the swaying limousines drew up, there clambered out, Signora Mussolini (Rachele Guidi), their daughter Edda, their sons Bruno...

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