ITALY: Vengeance of Providence

Stretched on beds, curled up on doorsteps, sprawled upon roofs, sleepy southern Italians awakened at 1:10 a. m. one night last week to find the world crashing about their heads. Straight across the country's "ankle," from Naples on the west to Foggia and Bari on the east, the earth heaved in the most terrible disaster since a quake plus a tidal wave snuffed out the lives of 77,000 Sicilians and Calabrians at Messina in 1908. More than 3,500 were reported killed last week, and how many thousands...

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