ITALY: Gravy for Tyrol

The Italian Treasury was ordered by Benito Mussolini last week to start paying residents of Italy who fought in the Imperial Austrian Army a pension—just as if they had fought for instead of against Italy in the World War.

Many of these Austrian veterans, although they are Italian subjects today, have been loudly agitating for the merging of Italian Tyrol with Greater Germany (TIME, June 13). Italians hope they will now lap up their Fascist gravy quietly and stop crying for Nazification.

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