TRIESTE: Blood in the Streets

The feeling of Italians for Trieste runs deep and broad: it is shared by old and young, by men and women of all parties, by Italians of all social circumstances. Trieste is, and of right ought to be Italian; so runs the universal view. Already ethnologically Italian, it was won from Austria in World War I in campaigns that cost 650,000 dead, 1,547,000 wounded and missing—casualties that are intimately remembered today in every Italian town. Lost in World War II and promised to Italy once again by the famed U.S.-Britain declaration of...

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