ITALY: Flounder on the Left

The gaudy old Galleria Umberto Primo was bright with flags: seven Russian, one American, no British and a spate of Italian with the arms of the House of Savoy removed. Three of Italy's antiroyalist parties¬óCommunists, Socialists and Carlo Sforza's Actionists¬óbrought out some 7,000 cheering, rain-soaked Neapolitans to boo Badoglio and the King, shout fiercely for a republic. The biggest meeting so far permitted by the Allies, it was a Neapolitan answer to Churchill's endorsement of their unwanted government.* The show ended with a ragged Partisan from Marshal Tito on stage, shouting "Down...

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