ITALY: Power & Glory of Labor

To Milan last week, with Achilles ("Pantherman") Starace, No. 2 Fascist and Party Secretary, in his retinue, sped Head-of-the-State Benito Mussolini to build up the morale of that industrial region where bitter unemployment persists. En route Il Duce cajoled Italian peasants at their harvesting, speaking from a truck, a threshing machine, a motorcar, a platform built like the prow of a ship, and from a Hitler-taunting replica of the ox-drawn battle carts with which the Lombard League in the 12th Century repulsed Teutonic Frederick Barbarossa....

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