ITALY: Arsenal of Terror

Against the day of revolt, Italy's Communists have piled up a vast store of arms, but it is disappearing fast. Backed by a law banning private possession of arms (maximum penalty: ten years' imprisonment), Italian police and carabinieri began ferreting out the Red arsenals in 1947. They relied on detective work and tipsters, hunted with police dogs trained to spot the scent of the grease that is used in preserving guns. They found what they were looking for in walled-up cellars, under haystacks and manure piles, in football stadiums, cemeteries and abandoned...

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