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Jim will be doing some radio interviews where he’ll discuss his new book, we’ll definitely keep you posted as what’s upcoming. Be sure to check out his Coast to Coast AM interview from this past Saturday.
From the Telegraph:
Benito Mussolini’s granddaughter demanded a police investigation on Friday after the late Italian dictator’s blood and brain were reportedly offered for sale on eBay, the online auction website.
Alessandra Mussolini, a right-wing MP, said she was outraged and upset when she heard reports that the remains of her grandfather were being sold online.
The initial asking price was 15,000 euros, or £13,000, but nobody had had a chance to bid, eBay said.
The online auctioneer does not permit the sale of body parts on its website and removed the listing hours after it was posted.
Miss Mussolini said the remains, which were reportedly contained in three glass vials, could have been stolen from a hospital in Milan where an autopsy was carried out on the dictator’s body after he was killed and strung up by partisans at the end of the Second World War.
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Tom Kington writes in the Guardian:
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History remembers Benito Mussolini as a founder member of the original Axis of Evil, the Italian dictator who ruled his country with fear and forged a disastrous alliance with Nazi Germany. But a previously unknown area of Il Duce’s CV has come to light: his brief career as a British agent.
Archived documents have revealed that Mussolini got his start in politics in 1917 with the help of a £100 weekly wage from MI5.
For the British intelligence agency, it must have seemed like a good investment. Mussolini, then a 34-year-old journalist, was not just willing to ensure Italy continued to fight alongside the allies in the first world war by publishing propaganda in his paper. He was also willing to send in the boys to “persuade” peace protesters to stay at home.
Mussolini’s payments were authorised by Sir Samuel Hoare, an MP and MI5′s man in Rome, who ran a staff of 100 British intelligence officers in Italy at the time.