ITALY: Super-Ships

Power, speed, all the more striking manifestations of FORCE are part of the great legend of Mussolinism which Il Duce daily bolsters up by fiery speeches and darting trips at the wheel of a racing car. Last week, as his own Minister of Marine, he prepared to carry the legend of super-power and superspeed into Italian shipping. Throughout the week he was closeted with designers who proposed two 40-knot an hour liners of 45,000 gross tons each. They would halve the time spent in reaching Rome from Manhattan. ...

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