ITALY: Sweet and Easy

Rome last week was a swirling, roaring, giddy spot. Balbo was coming home. Banners and draperies hung from every balcony. Streets were festooned with lanterns. Billboards and telephone poles were plastered with pictures of Italo Balbo and his officers. Electric signs blazed the proud boast: "At the Order of Il Duce All Goals Are Reached." Special trains, with cheap excursion fares for the occasion, streamed in with thousands and thousands of countryfolk from all over Italy. The fever of excitement blazed higher and higher as the Balbo armada covered its final...

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