ITALY: Message for the King

To the U.S. and Britain last week came news of the first democratic congress held in liberated Europe.

In the ancient port of Bari, shattered by German bombs, 120 Italian delegates met after two decades of silence, privation and exile. The majority came from the liberated south, but many had made their way from the Nazi-occupied regions. They represented six Italian parties: the Party of Action, headed by grey-haired Count Carlo Sforza; the Christian Democrats (mainly peasants); the Socialists; the Liberals, headed by Philosopher-Senator Benedetto Croce; the Communists; the little-known Democratic Labor Party.

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