Tag Archives: Italy

NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 25th July, 1940 : Italian air formations bomb the naval base at Alexandria and … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 10th June, 1940 : The Germans cross the Seine as the French retire on … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 2nd August, 1980 : Eighty-four people were killed and hundreds injured by a bomb blast in the crowded railway station in Bologna in Norther Italy today. It was Europe’s most lethal terrorist outrage. A … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 27th April, 1915 : The worst fears of Germany and Austria have been realised. It is learned that Antonio Salandra, the Premier, has authorised the signing in London of a secret treaty with Britain, … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 23rd March, 1919 : Benito Mussolini, a socialist journalist who broke with the Italian Socialist Party at the beginning of the war, has formed his own party, the Fasci di Combattimento. Appealing to veterans … Continue reading

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Mambo Italiano

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   Important news from Italy, courtesy of News.com.au:  Court: Silvio Berlusconi was sexually stimulated at Bunga Bunga parties with Karima el-Mahroug aka Ruby.  Absolutely shocking.  The Milan court that convicted Silvio Berlusconi … Continue reading

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Only when I laugh

 …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Traditionally people get to the political power through violence, corruption, demagogery or accident, so why not try something new like humor? At least at the begining, and at least in a seriously sick … Continue reading

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december / 15

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 15th December, 1934 : War clouds are gathering over the Horn of Africa after an incident involving Italian and Abyssinian troops at Wal Wal, a desert oasis near the border with Italian Somaliland. In … Continue reading

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november / 20

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 20th November, 1935 : The economic sanctions imposed on Italy by the League of Nations, and agreed to by 50 states, took effect from yesterday. The next step the League has to consider is … Continue reading

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december memories / 28

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 28th December, 1908 : The festive season has come to an abrupt end for the wretched citizens of Messina. The horrors of San Francisco and Valparaiso are doubled in Messina, smashed in the most … Continue reading

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