TIME, Nov. 5 said "Starting a new slum clearance drive in Rome, Benito Mussolini bounded to the roof of a moldering hovel, swung a housewrecker's pick with spectacular results. As Il Duce's suspenders snapped and he grabbed for his trousers. . . ."
The news photographs from Rome this week picturing Il Duce striking the blow with his pick, also plainly show him wearing a belt out-side a sweater.
One surmises that:
a) either the photograph was taken after the suspenders snapped, and II Duce had borrowed a belt.
b) or that...