ITALY: Home Trials

While they nursed the wounding news of the fall of Tobruch last week, Italians were also upset by stories in the international press of violent disaffection in Milan, Turin, Trieste, other crowded cities of the industrial North. Emanating mostly from Belgrade, the reports claimed that three unnamed Italian generals had been assassinated, Trieste women had rioted in a breadline, Lloyd Triestino shipyard workers had struck and angrily burlesqued Il Duce, a mob with knives and pistols had attacked Nazi officers in Milan.

Foreign correspondents in Rome, who tried to get facts to support the rumors, got complete denials. Rome's...

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