Perhaps without the knowledge of Air Minister Benito Mussolini suave, ingratiating General Giuseppe Valle, Undersecretary for Air, addressed the Chamber of Deputies last week on the "exploits" of Son Vittorio Mussolini, 17.

"The Mussolini family is an inspiring example to Italy," cried General Valle. "Every family should dedicate at least one son to aviation. I predict a tenfold increase in the number of our pilots from 5,000 to 50,000. Vittorio Mussolini, whose exploits in aviation are known to you all, has completed his air pilot's course and is now making solo flights."...

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