Diary March 23, 1919

Benito Mussolini as leader of the Italian fascists

Benito Mussolini as leader of the Italian fascists, the ‘Black Shirts’.

World War One Diary for Sunday, March 23, 1919:

Italy: Mussolini founds Fascists (200 members) at hall in Piazza San Sepulchro, Milan, during year of constant strikes, inflation and Bolshevik demos.
Austria: Imperial family (25 persons) leave for Swiss exile in imperial train with 7 British military police as escort, watched by 2000 people, many weeping.

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