ITALY: Tears Over Trieste

Five years ago the Italian Tricolor flapped proudly in a fresh sea breeze from thousands of windows and rooftops of Trieste. Quick-marching into the Piazza dell' Unità, beplumed Bersaglieri were hard put to it to clear a path through the delirious crowd of 250,000 that shook the vast square with endless roars of "Viva l'Italia! Viva Trieste Italiana!" Thus, after nine postwar years as a "free territory," the citizens of the Adriatic port city of Trieste deliriously greeted their reunion with Italy.

With justice, the agreement to return Trieste to Italy was widely hailed as a triumph of U.S. diplomacy—the...

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