ITALY: A Place near the Sun

The Germans set the stage with care. For a week they plugged the new "Republican Fascism." Then, when Joe Goebbels' men judged the temper right, they played a muffled recording of the Duce's voice, followed by the crashing notes of Giovinezza and brisk translations in all important languages. Said Mussolini in his supervised 15-minute comeback:

"Blackshirts! Italians! . . . . I am sure you will recognize the voice that called often to you in . . . the most beautiful days of the Fatherland. . . . I needed some time before again appearing in public....

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