Foreign News: King's Crisis

Italians pay allegiance to II Duce, II Papa, II Re. It is no secret, even in censor-ridden Italy, that the agnostic peasant's son who commands the lion's share of the allegiance is quietly deplored by Pope and King. Last week that division in sentiment passed a crisis which has long been building up:

For one thing, Benito Mussolini and Vittorio Emmanuele III differ about the future of the House of Savoy. II Duce is amused by his little King, but far from amused by Crown Prince Umberto, Italy's most stubborn antiFascist. The Fascist oath...

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