International: Trieste Close-Up

"Italy," said Prince Metternich at the Congress of Vienna, "is only a geographical expression." At any peace conference, the people who happen to live in disputed areas are apt to be mere political and geographic symbols. Yet every hill and valley has its majorities and minorities, its dead heroes and live arguments, its habits, slogans and heartaches. From Trieste last week TIME Correspondent Robert Low cabled a close scrutiny of Venezia Giulia:

The Big Four's decision to internationalize Trieste and give Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia was a far greater blow to the Italians in Italy than to the Italians in Trieste....

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