ITALY: Death of a Fascist

A closed grey van drove into the courtyard of Rome's Fort Bravetta. It stopped by a hillock of brown grass, browner dirt. In front of the hillock stood a nakedly bare pine chair.*

The van's rear door opened. A file of carabinieri in grey-green uniforms stepped out. One of them carried a pair of crutches. A black-robed priest came next Then, leaning on the shoulders of two carabinieri, Pietro Caruso appeared.

First Italian Fascist condemned by a court of Italy's national government, Caruso had been the most hated man in Rome since Mussolini...

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