Foreign News: Brenner Monument

"After centuries of Athens and Rome, Italy, everlasting heir of all beauty and grief, ceases neither to create nor to suffer, conscious that her wingless victory lies grasped in the palm of her almighty destiny as of her God."

Thus wrote super-Pan Italian poet-soldier-philanderer Gabriele d'Annunzio, not long ago, and his versified words, deep cut in granite, now adorn the Brenner Monument.

King Vittorio Emanuele unveiled the monument last week. Signor Mussolini, fired to ecstasy by the granite-cut words, telegraphed to d'Annunzio [now in ostentatious retirement on the shores of Lago di...

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