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March on Rome... Benito Mussolini taking over....



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October 30, 1922

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Mass., October 30, 1922

* Benito Mussolini initial rise to power
* March on Rome
* Government take over


The top of the front page has a three column headline: "'BLACK SHIRT' LEADER ENTERS ROME AS HERO TO CONFER WITH KING" with subhead. (see)
First report coverage on Benito Mussolini taking control of Italy's government with the march on Rome.
Other news of the day. 
Complete with 12 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, generally nice.

wikipedia notes: The March on Rome was a coup d'état by which Mussolini's National Fascist Party came to power in Italy and ousted Prime Minister Luigi Facta. The "march" took place in 1922 between 27-29 October. On 28 October King Victor Emmanuel III refused his support to Facta and handed over power to Mussolini. Mussolini was supported by the military, the business class, and the liberal right-wing.

Category: The 20th Century

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