ITALY: In the Middle

While bewildered Italians pleaded in London for some of the ashes of their empire (see INTERNATIONAL), Italians at home shivered with the foreboding of winter and revolt.

In Rome one night last week armored cars clattered through the streets to the Quirinal Palace and heavily armed carabinieri doubletimed to the piazza in front of Crown Prince Umberto's spreading, magnificent home. The common man ran for cover; he did not want to be caught in the middle of a shooting scrape. Actually there was no shooting: it was just more protection for Umberto after...

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