Foreign News: Roman Step

Italian papers referred for the first time last week to the passo romano or Roman step, said it is done "by keeping the leg rigid and striking the foot violently against the ground."

This is what geese and German soldiers do. Last week in Rome it was done by 2,000 Black Shirts before Il Duce. The active Dictator became so elated that he jumped down from the reviewing stand, placed himself and his entire staff at the head of the 2,000 Black Shirts, led them swiftly in the passo romano clear across the parade ground.

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