Foreign News: Italia Irridenta

An elder statesman and an aging marshal made news in Italy last week :

> In his villa at Sorrento, Senator Benedetto Croce, philosopher, literary critic and anti-Fascist intellectual, told U.S. correspondents that Italy's best immediate hope would be the abdication of King Vittorio Emanuele and his son Umberto, followed by a regency under 72-year-old Marshal Pietro Badoglio for Umberto's son, the six-year-old Prince of Naples.

> According to the A.P., Marshal Badoglio broke the news to Vittorio Emanuele that no representative government could be formed while he, the King of Italy for 43 years, remained on the throne.

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