ITALY: Comforts to Come

Fortnight ago Secretary General Achille ("The Panther Man") Starace of the Italian Fascist Party prowled through the halls of the Palazzo Littorio, Fascist headquarters in Rome, in an ugly mood. He called in the Party's trained mob-prompters and furiously dressed them down for an event which might have passed unnoticed by the outside world had Signor Starace not made such a fuss.

The incident occurred during a Mussolini speech to the pick of his Blackshirts, assembled in Rome from all over Italy's knee, shin, heel and toe. The Blackshirts were on a jaunt. All expenses to and from Rome had...

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