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Scoileanna scairte – The arrest of Mussolini

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On July 25, 1943
After being stripped of power with a vengeance
Mussolini was arrested in Rome
And spirited away in an ambulance
Against the true laws of hospitality
In king Victor Emmanuel’s own home
“Villa Savoia” that is whose history
Goes back to the XVII century
When its vast bucolic grounds
Just outside the city’s bounds
Were bought by the Pontifical Irish College
Founded for priests penally barred from knowledge
The Duce was tricked and treated like a fool
In what had been the Pope’s Roman hedge school

(Lamberto Bozzi, 13.1.2014)

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