ITALY: Declaration Day

A single period of 24 hours was celebrated by Italians, last week, as War Declaration† Day, Colonial Day, and the Fourth Centenary of the birth of Duke Emanuele Filberto of Savoy, doughty progenitor of bantamweight King Vittorio Emanuele III.

Soldiers and War veterans paraded and huzzahed in virtually all Italian towns and cities; but at Rome chief attention was focused on Colonial Day by Signer Mussolini in a dramatic effort to awaken what he termed "the nation's colonial conscience."

A rousing prologue to the "awakening" had been delivered...

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