The Woman Who Shot Mussolini

The Woman Who Shot Mussolini

Frances Stonor Saunders' moving and compulsively readable book rescues this gentle, driven woman from a silent void and restores her dignity and purpose.

Author: Frances Stonor Saunders

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571258703

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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A gripping account of the life and fate of the woman who almost assassinated Benito Mussolini. 7 April 1926: on the steps of the Capitol in Rome, surrounded by chanting Fascists, The Honourable Violet Gibson raises her old revolver and fires at the Italian head of state, Benito Mussolini - the darling of Europe's ruling class. The bullet narrowly misses the dictator's bald head, hitting him in the nose. Of all his would-be assassins, she came closest to changing the course of history. What brought her to this moment? The daughter of an Anglo-Irish lord, she had once consorted with royalty and the peerage. Yet terrible unhappiness lurked beneath that glittering surface. She loved Italy and when Mussolini's thugs took it into the moral cesspit of Fascism, she felt she had to act. She paid for it for the rest of her life, confined to a lunatic asylum, like other difficult women of her class. Frances Stonor Saunders' moving and compulsively readable book rescues this gentle, driven woman from a silent void and restores her dignity and purpose.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

New Statesman

New Statesman

Il Duce survived with nothing worse where she indulged in a fashionable rest
cure , than a ridiculous bandage on his nose and with a young Italian was
sleeping rough , bumming The Woman Who Shot Mussolini most of his Fascist
career ...

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Aret Magazine

Aret   Magazine

There , she was received by the nuns who ran the women ' s section of the prison
. She was searched ... Don ' t be afraid , ' Mussolini commanded . “ I ' m here . ...
Calm down . It ' s a bagatelle Violet Gibson : The Woman Who Shot Mussolini.

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The arts tri-quarterly fiction, poetry, reportage reviews.
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Mussolini the Tragic Women in His Life

Mussolini   the Tragic Women in His Life

Left : Fernando Mezzasoma , a minister . Both Daquanno and Mezzasoma were
shot by partisans at Dongo on the 28th April , 1945 . ( Mussolini and Clara
Petacci were shot - machine gunned at almost point blank range - on that same
day . ) ...

Author: Vittorio Mussolini

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ISBN: UOM:39015028981440

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Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen s Magazine

Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen s Magazine

I ' m not sure , teacher , but I think it ' s a kind of celery gone bloodshot . " - Boston
Transcript . ... Green Bay Gazette . Little Girl : “ And Uncle Dick recited ' Curse
You . ... The lady who shot Mussolini was named Violet . She evidently wasn ' t ...

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Category: Labor unions

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Somewhere a Voice is Calling

Somewhere a Voice is Calling

He was always a terrible shot . " The woman said nothing . “ So it was you who
killed Mussolini ? ” said Thornton . “ But what are you doing here when you could
make money writing newspaper articles ? " “ Leave those packages alone , ” she
 ...

Author: John Lodwick

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ISBN: UCAL:$B244729

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The Nation

The Nation

Italy's fascist Austen Chamberlain , the British foreign tious about The Woman
Who Shot Mussolini ; prime minister was one of the country's great secretary (
whose half brother was Neville , rather , its wit and modesty , especially on the
tourist ...

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Astrology and Jyotirvidya

Astrology and Jyotirvidya

17 is the birth Naksattra of Ravi and Rāhu means rebellion , invasion , etc . and
the Lagna is Mussolini himself . Brhaspati ... that both Mussolini and his mistress
were shot at a time . ... Had he any authority from any body to shoot this woman ?

Author: Viswanath Deva Sarma

Publisher: Calcutta : Viswa Jyotirvid Samgha; [sole distributor: Firma K. L. Mukhopadhyay

ISBN: UOM:39015005127199

Category: Hindu astrology

Page: 343

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Celtic Forum

Celtic Forum

A Hit and a Miss Hollywood church women want Mussolini and Haile Selassie to
go to the movies and learn to be nice ... esteemed patron of the Celtic Historical
Society , Toronto , has a sister who some years ago shot Mussolini through the ...

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Hitler Stalin and Mussolini

Hitler  Stalin  and Mussolini

estimated one of every eight Soviet men , women , and children was shot to
death or sent to a labor camp in which many died . FASCISM AND NAZISM
Superficially , the ideology of the Fascists in Italy was almost diametrically
opposed to ...

Author: Bruce F. Pauley

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ISBN: UVA:X030281457

Category: History

Page: 313

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Like its predecessor, one of the most popular volumes in the 'European History Series', this second edition provides a unique interpretative comparison of the economics, propaganda, culture, and education and healthcare systems of all three forms of European totalitarianism. Punctuated by vivid portraits of the dictators' youths, early careers, personal relationships, management styles, and cults of personality, the second edition of this fascinating book features a greatly expanded photographic essay as well as a consideration of the very latest scholarship. This succinct and adept description of probably the most frightening phenomenon of the twentieth century remains ideal for use in courses on German, European, and World History. Its broad interdisciplinary scope also makes it an excellent choice of supplementary reading for courses in Government, International Relations, economics, sociology, women's studies, and ethics.
Categories: History

The Real Mussolini

The Real Mussolini

Rachele Mussolini. meeting at the office . One other thing is certain . At no time
did Mussolini pursue a woman . Women ... That was why she shot and wounded
de Chambrun , the French ambassador who had the responsibility of telling her .

Author: Rachele Mussolini

Publisher: [Farnborough, Eng.] : Saxon House

ISBN: UOM:39015005188993

Category: Fascism

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Il Duce s Other Woman

Il Duce s Other Woman

Mussolini argued that German rearmament would make another world war likely .
... MGS , Mussolini : Como lo conoc , XIII ; Between Hitler and Mussolini , 149 ; “
Dr . Shotwell Sails Tomorrow , " The New York Times , June 28 , 1934 ; James T ...

Author: Philip V. Cannistraro

Publisher: William Morrow & Company

ISBN: UOM:39015029477935

Category: Authors, Italian

Page: 685

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The unknown story of Margherita Sarfatti, the Jewish woman who helped Benito Mussolini come to power, is revealed in a portrait of the leader's mistress, who was ousted from the Fascist Party only to become an influential patron of the arts. 35,000 first printing.
Categories: Authors, Italian

Last 100 Days

Last 100 Days

I always knew about all the women he ' d had and even that didn ' t make me
jealous . I understood and ... You must promise that if Mussolini is shot , I can be
near him until that last moment and that I shall be shot with him . Is that too much
to ...

Author: John Toland

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553345184

Category: History

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Chalk Termites and God s Country

Chalk  Termites  and God s Country

speaking tourists , some of whom were women and children in a tourist bus .
They were saved by four husky ... When asked why she shot Mussolini , the lady
replied , “ I had to have somebody to sacrifice to God . ” After his wound was
dressed ...

Author: Hul-Cee Marcus Acton

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ISBN: UOM:39015023521233

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The Phoenix

The Phoenix

In his novels the events are based on facts , they are not theories ; your theory of
Women in Love as Bunyan is bunk to me . He was not a fascist . When an English
woman shot Mussolini ' through the nose , Lawrence said : " Why don ' t they ...

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Includes music.
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The Commonweal

The Commonweal

The film deals with a young provincial , Tunin ( Giancarlo Giannini ) , who comes
to Rome to assassinate Mussolini . ... On the morning Tunin is to get his shot at
Mussolini , Salome and another prostitute conspire to let him oversleep because
they both love him . ... Since this crime is a completely inadequate substitute for
shooting Mussolini , its only effect is to show the two women how little satisfaction
he ...

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Newsweek

Newsweek

... threw his arms happily around the woman . When he was told he would be
tried he was shocked . But our men under an officer gave them both a trial and
condemned them to death . Mussolini and Petacci were shot together at the
cottage .

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Category: Current events

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The Independent

The Independent

Violet Gibson shot Mussolini . Parking his car near the Piazza Colonna , he went
to a café for coffee , and returning with his companion a half hour later found his
car surrounded by several hundred people . “ They were evidently Fascists , ” he
 ...

Author: Leonard Bacon

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ISBN: IND:32000000689341

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Enter Mussolini

Enter Mussolini

They maintained that they had never fired a shot. 'We will not permit any
judgment to be passed on the March on Rome,” the lawyers for the defence
asserted, over and over again. 'Certainly not!” protested the presiding judge. “But
this is a ...

Author: Emilio Lussu

Publisher: London, Methuen 1936.

ISBN: STANFORD:36105041433496

Category: Anti-fascist movements Italy

Page: 237

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Categories: Anti-fascist movements Italy