ITALY: State of Revolution

Fascismo's evil spell had been broken. Now through the streets and squares of Italy the people surged and strained to shape their destiny. It was a grand, awesome, chaotic hour in the life of a nation of 43,000,000.

War weariness, hatred and hope whipped the people on. Powerful voices lashed at them. Their own republicans and radicals, long dormant or underground, called for peace and liberty. Britain's Prime Minister Winston Churchill summoned them to yield swiftly lest their land "be seared and scarred and blackened from one end to the other." The Allied...

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