ITALY: Land Hunger

The great march was on. All over Italy, but mostly on the brown, exhausted earth of Calabria and Sicily, thousands of peasants were taking by force what they wanted most in life—land. Swinging picks and axes, they invaded the big estates and began to work the soil.

On the island of Sardinia, black-capped, white-trousered unemployed farm laborers moved onto the rocky hills which had been untouched by the plow for generations. Near Cerveteri, along the rolling hills of Via Aurelia, on a plot of 124 meager acres which had produced nothing but...

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