Nearly two years before French workers won the 40-hr. week under Socialist Premier Leon Blum (TIME, June 29, 1936 et ante), Italian workers had received the 40-hr, week under Fascist Premier Benito Mussolini. Joseph Stalin has given Soviet toilers a system of Five-Year-Planned vacations and holiday trips. German workers are provided by Adolf Hitler with lavish "Strength Through Joy" cruises on specially constructed Nazi liners built for the exclusive fun of the proletariat. Last week in Rome some of the strides which European workmen are making toward an easier and more varied...

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