ITALY: The Marshal's Interruption

Italy's ancient squares were plastered with political posters, and its streets echoed with speeches and argument. Election time was only four weeks away. Not far from Rome, in the town of Arcinazzo one day last week, a Christian Democratic campaigner lambasted the neo-Fascist M.S.I. Party. There was a stir in the audience; up rose Arcinazzo's best-known citizen. He was Rodolfo Graziani, 70, ex-marshal of Italy, ex-Lion of Neghelli, who came out of prison in 1950 (after serving five of a 19-year sentence for wartime treason) to become one of two honorary presidents...

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