§833 Mussolini founding the Republic of Salo condemns his former traitors to death (1943-1944): VIII-47.

VIII-47 (§833):

Lake Trasimene shall give testimony
Of the conspirators confined within Perugia,
The despoiled one shall feign to be a sage
Killing the rude persons with rash ones and small particles.

(Lac Thrasmien portera tesmoignage,
Des conjurez sarez dedans Perouse,
Un despolle contrefera le sage
Tuant Tedesq de sterne & minuse.)

NOTES: A simple comment of Hutin is significant: « VIII-47 Mussolini.» (Hutin, 1972, p.266).

Lac Thrasmien: = « Lac Trasmenien » (№10) = « Lake Trasimene » (Cheetham, 1973, p.325) = « The Lake of Perugia » (Leoni, 1982, p.363).

Porter tesmoignage de
: = « To bear witness to.» (Dubois).

: = « serrés (confined).» (Clébert, 2003, p.893).

Depoller: = « despoiller: dépouiller (to despoil, to rob).» (Daele).

Un depolle: = Un depollé = Un dépouillé (he who is despoiled).

Tedesq: = « tedesco in Italy; tudesque [in French], the name given to the Germans. The name has taken, since the 16th century, a pejorative nuance of “rude, coarse, barbarous”.» (Clébert, id.).

: = « Étourneau.» (Huguet); « étourneau. A starling; a careless one, a rash person, a hasty youth.» (Suzuki).

Minuse: « minuse, du latin minutia, petite parcelle (a small parcel or fragment or particle).»
(Clébert, id.); « minūtia, smallness, fineness.» (Huguet).

Lake Trasimene shall give testimony Of the conspirators confined within Perugia
: The personified Lake Trasimene is considered to reflect (see) some event above in the sky concerning Mussolini: « By this time [15 September 1943], German intelligence had discovered Mussolini’s whereabouts. After holding him first on the island of Ponza and then on La Maddalena, Marshal Badoglio had him moved secretly to a ski resort north of Rome in the Apennines, known as Gran Sasso. Hitler, horrified by this humiliation of his ally, ordered a rescue attempt. On 12 September, Hauptsturmführer Otto Skorzeny, with a force of Waffen-SS special troops in eight gliders, crash-landed on the mountain. The Carabinieri guarding him did not resist. Mussolini embraced Skorzeny, saying that he knew his friend Adolf Hitler would not abandon him. He was flown out and brought to the Wolfsschanze [or Wolf’s Lair, Führer headquarters near Rastenburg].» (Beevor, 2012, p.503-504); « September 12. Mussolini, confined in Gran Sasso, is liberarted by an airborne operation, commanded by the SS captain Skorzeny. The Duce is conducted in Munich, then, on 14 September, in the headquarters of Hitler.» (Kaspi, 1980, p.377); « 1943 SEPTEMBER 12 – MUSSOLINI RESCUED by Skorzeny and SS detachment from Gran Sasso in Abruzzi Mts. Ex-Duce flown out in Storchaircraft.» (Argyle, 1980, p.140).
« General Student decided that twelve gliders should be brought from the South of France to Rome and while Skorzeny’s force landed in these, the lower station of the funicular should simultaneously be seized by a battalions of parachutists. The operation was to be carried out at dawn on 6 September. While discussing the details of the operation with Skorzeny, his second-in-command, Karl Radl, made a suggestion which he hoped would increase the effect of surprise, an essential prerequisite to the success of the plan. He proposed that they take with them an Italian officer, whose presence would mislead the carabinieri and help to prevent them from carrying out any orders they might have received to kill Mussolini rather than let him fall into German hands. The officer chosen was General Soleti. He was told by General Student that Hitler had personally requested that he should take part in the operation in order to prevent unnecessary bloodshed. General Soleti immediately accepted the invitation, which Skorzeny thought had greatly flattered him. Owing to a delay in the arrival of the gliders the date fixed for the opeartion had tobe postponed. It was eventually fixed for two o’clock in the afternoon of Sunday, 12 September. At one o’clock that day the gliders of Skorzeny’s force were circling above the Pratica di Mare airfield, slowly gaining height.A few minutes before two o’clock Skorzeny, looking through a hole he had cut in the canvas of the glider, saw beyond the edge of a cloud below him the roof of the hotel. ‘Hemets on!’ he shouted, and then, ‘Slip the tow ropes!’ The gliders fell towards the earth in a sudden silence. Bothe the pilot and Skorzeny could see the triangular space behind the Albergo-Rifugio, but as they dropped down towards it they saw that it was not the flat ground that they had supposed but a very steep hillside. A landing there was impossible. They would have to crash-land on the rough ground in front of the hotel. Hearing the roar of the aircraft Mussolini, sitting with his arms folded by the open window of his sitting-room, looked up into the cloud-filled sky and saw the gliders swooping
down on to the rock immediately in front of the hotel. As the nearest glider came to gound with a crash of tearing canvas and splintering wood, he saw several men fall out of the wrecked fuselage, pick themselves up, and run towards him. At first, although they were less than thirty yards from the hotel door, he could not see who they were; but then he saw that one of them was an Italian officer, who was shouting at the top of his voice to the stupefied carabinieri, ‘Don’t shoot! Don’t shoot!’ ‘Don’t fire!’ Mussolini himself shouted through the oprn window. ‘There’s an Italian general there, Everything’s all right!’ ‘Excellency! Excellency!’ Lieutenant Faiola [warder of Mussolini] called out breathlessly as he ran up the stairs to Mussolini’s room. ‘Excellency! The Germans!’ He burst into the room, and at the sight of his prisoner leaning out of the open window he screamed, close to hysteria, ‘Shut the window and don’t move.’ Below them Skorzeny had dashed across the rough ground in front of the hotel and through the first open door he had seen. Kicking the cahir from beneath a wireless operator, he smashed the set and looked around for a way out of the room into the hotel. But there was none. He ran outside again nad raced along the side of the building until he came to a terrace about nine feet above the ground. Jumping on to the back of one of his men he leapt to the top of the terrace and looked anxiously upwards at the curved wall of the building with its rows of small square windows. At one of these on the first floor he saw the face of Mussolini gazing down towards him. ‘Get away from the window,’ he shouted and ran on into the entrance hall of the hotel... Facing him, in the middle of the room, stood Mussolini. With him was Lieutenant Faiola and another Italian officer, who were both taken out into the corridor by a young Untersturmführer. Below the windows outside, the other gliders had now crashed on to the rock and more SS men were streaming across the rocks towards the hotel. So far not a shot had been fired. Skorzeny put his head out into the corridor and shouted for the officer in command of the hotel. An Italian colonel apperared and was summoned to surrender. He asked for time to consider the summons, and Skorzeny gave him a minute. In less time than that he returned with a goblet of red wine. Bowing politely he held it out towards Skorzeny and said solemnly, ‘To the victor.’ In the somewhat formal atmosphere that had now been created Skorzeny turned round to introduce himself to Mussolini. ‘Duce!’ he announced, standing stiffly to attention. ‘The Führer has sent me! You are free!’ He was sweating heavily, Mussolini noticed, and ‘seemed deeply moved’. The Duce put out his arms and for a moment held Skorzeny to his breast. ‘I knew,’ he said, ‘that my friend Adolf Hitler would not desert me.’» (Hibbert, 1965, p.261-264).

« By mid-afternoon, Skorzeny and the paratroopers on the Gran Sasso were congratulating themselves on the success of their mission, which was practically finished. All that remained was to transport Mussolini back to Pratica di Mare airfield and put him on a plane bound for Germany. Before the raid, General Student had decided that Mussolini was to be flown back to Pratica di Mare in a Fieseler 156 Storch (Stork) aircraft. The Stork was a lightweight (one-ton), slow-moving two-seater that could take off and land in tight spaces. Its long, stalk-like landing gear featured heavy-duty shock absorbers that allowed the plane to hit the ground fairly hard during touchdown. The Stork was also known to have some unusual properties. Under the right wind conditions, this gragity-defying aircraft could almost hover in mid-air like a helicopter. Captain Heinrich Gerlach, General Student’s personal pilot, was given the job of chauffeuring Mussolini. (Gerlach was the pilot who flew Student and Skorzeny from the Wolf’s Lair to Rome on the morning of July 27, two days after the Italian coup). On the day of the raid, while Skorzeny was bounding into the [Hotel] Campo Imperatore and the gliders were diving through the clouds, Gerlach was flying circles over the mountaintop. Once the Duce had been freed and the hotel secured – the Germans hung sheets out of the windows to signal their success – Gerlach was faced with a decision: He could attempt to land his Stork on the plateau near the hotel as the gliders had done, or he could land in the valley below. A skilled pilot, Gerlach chose the former option “in spite of the obvious difficulties” (as Student put it). To everyone’s anazement, the thirty-year-old Gerlach landed the Stork almost perfectly, making use of a headwind and bringing the plane down on an incline to help decelerate the craft... Skorzeny had orders to take ex-dictator straight to Germany after a brief layover at Pratica, where the two men would change planes. Skorzeny sweetened the pill by informing him that his wife and their two teenage children were already en route to Munich. They had been “liberated” from Rocca delle Caminate that same afternoon by Skorzeny’s SS commandos. At 3:00 P.M. or so they were ready to depart. It was to be an aircraft-carrier-style takeoff: the improvised “runway” was just a downward slope about two hundred yards long, and at the end of it was a deep chasm... After flying for about an hour, Gerlach made a neat two-point landing at Pratica di Mare, the left wheel having been damaged during takeoff. Skorzeny and the Duce promptly boarded a Heinkel 111 and set off for Austria. Stormy weather near Vienna caused the pilot some difficulties in locating the city, but he finally managed to touch down at Aspern airport at about 11:00 P.M. The two men then proceeded to the Hotel Imperial, where they had arranged to spend the night; the next day, they planned to fly on to Munich, where Mussolini would be reunited with his wife.» (Annussek, 2005, p.230-235).

His flight route from Rome to Vienna may have traversed, as it were, ‘a large range of sight’ of the grand Lake: therefore, the testimony of the Lake seems to be the resolution of Mussolini to avenge his dismissal on his traitors, who are to be sentenced to death in Verona, for Perugia is not the place of their confinement after arrest, but something indicative of their fatal destiny through its etymological meaning: « Perugia. City, central Italy. The name of the city may be Etruscan in origin, and perhaps represents phaersu, the name of a devil that led the souls of the dead to the underworld, with this name itself indirectly related to Latin persona, “mask”. The Roman name of Perugia was Perusia.» (Room, p.281). This is why Nostradamus nominates “Perouse” and personifies Lake Trasimene or Lake Perugia.

The despoiled one
: « FALL OF MUSSOLINI July 25. The session of the Grand Council opens on 24 July 1943, at 17:00 in Palazzo Venezia. It will last until 02:40 in the morning and sometimes become dramatically intense... The vote gives 19 votes in favour of the order of the day of Grandi, 7 cons and one abstention... On the next day, 25 July 1943, at 17:00, he visits the King. The King announces to the Duce that he destitutes him of the power and replaces him by Marshal Badoglio. On his coming out, Victor-Emmanuel makes arrest Mussolini who leaves himself to be brought through a back door into an ambulance. The ancient dictator has an allotment of residence first in the island of Ponza, then that of Maddalena whence, on 26 August 1943, he is conducted in a hotel of Gran Sasso.» (Kaspi, 1980, p.364-367).

The despoiled one shall feign to be a sage
: « 1943 September 23. Foundation of Italian Social Republic or Republic of Salo. After his liberation and his meeting with Hitler, Mussolini proclaims Italian Social Republic and settles in Salo, on the bord of Lake Garda.» (Kaspi, id., p.378); « 1944 January 8-10. Trial of Verona against the “traitors ” of 25 July 1943. The Republic of Salo needs to find the traitors to explain the dismissal of Mussolini [The despoiled one shall feign to be a sage]. The special tribunal of Verona, installed in the old castle of Scaliger, begins the suit of the 19 signatories of the text written by Grandi. Only 6 of them have been able to be discovered: Marshal De Bono, Marinelli, Pareschi, Gottardi, Cianetti and the proper son-in-law of the Duce, Count Ciano who, very imprudently, has taken refuge in Germany and has been delivered by this country on 3 November 1943. The sentence is obtained in advance: on 10, all are condemned to death, except Cianetti who had withdrawn his signature after the vote and is afflicted with 30 years’ forced labours. The Duce does not accord any pardon, even to Ciano notwithstanding his daughter’s prayers.» (Kaspi, id., p.401).

Killing the rude ones with rash persons and small particles
: « On 11 January 1944, the condemned ones [the rude ones], from the oldest, De Bono, aged 78 years, to the youngest, Ciano at age 40, are shot [Killing with small particles] from the rear, tied to a chair [with rash persons], according to the procedure reserved to the traitors in Italy.» (Kaspi, id., p.401).
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