§836 The Sun in Aquarius, 1944 (1944.1.22): VI-52.

VI-52 (§836):

At the place of the great who shall be condemned,
His friend in his place shall make him out of prison:
The Trojan hope in six months attained, shall be annihilated,
Shall be born with the Sun in Aquarius, the rivers in ice shall be breached.

(En lieu du grand qui sera condemné,
De prison hors son amy en sa place:
L'espoir Troyen en six moys joinct, mort nay,
Le Sol à l'urne seront prins fleuves en glace.)

NOTES: At the place of the great who shall be condemned, His friend in his place shall make him out of prison: = At the place [Gran Sasso] of the great [Benito Mussolini] who shall be condemned [who shall be arrested and prisoned], His friend [Adolf Hitler, his ally] in his place [Italy’s master occupying her] shall make him out of prison (cf. Ionescu, 1976, p.531).

Troyen (Trojan): Of the 5 usages of the term: Troyen/Troien in all in the Prophecies of Nostradamus, 4 in the same expression "sang Troyen (the Trojan blood)" refer to the French King Henri IV (I-19, II-61, V-74 and V-87: "The French in the 16th century considered themselves issuing from a Trojan Francus" - Brind'Amour, 1993, p.36) and 1 to the city of Rome (VI-52). 

L'espoir Troyen (The Trojan hope): « According to the tradition, the Romans were the descendants of the Trojans who, after the destruction of Troy, settled themselves with Eneas in Latium. This city is therefore a metonymy of Rome. “The Trojan hope” is then the hope of the Allies to occupy Rome, in imitation of the hope of the ancient Greeks to occupy Troy.» (Ionescu, id.); « SEPTEMBER 3 Sea War Med. INVASION OF CALABRIA (S. Italy): 13th Corps (8th Army) crosses from Sicily to Reggio di Calabria preceded by 900-gun barrage (Op. Baytown). SEPTEMBER 8 Diplomacy SURRENDER OF ITALY. SEPTEMBER 10 Italy – British capture Salerno. Germans occupy Rome and disarm Italian forces in the N. SEPTEMBER 11 British 8th Army capture Brindisi.» (Argyle, 1980, p.135-140); « SEPTEMBER 9 Sea War: Med. ALLIES LAND AT SALERNO: US 5th Army (Lt.-Gen. Mark Clark) and British 10th Corps land at Salermo, S. of Naples (Op. Avalanche).» (Argyle, 1980, p.139).

Joindre: « JOINDRE. Atteindre (To attain, to reach), rejoindre [qqn] (to rejoin [someone]).» (Petit Robert).

L’urne: « A metaphor for Aquarius (22 January – 22 February).» (Ionescu, id.).

L'espoir Troyen en six moys joinct, mort nay, Le Sol à l'urne: The duly punctuated construction will be as follows: L'espoir Troyen en six moys joinct [sera] mort [et sera] nay [quand] le Sol [sera] à l'urne = The Trojan hope in six months attained shall be annihilated, shall be born with the Sun in Aquarius.

The Trojan hope in six months attained: « The Allied invasion of mainland Italy in September 1943 had seemed a good idea at the same time, with the collapse of Fascism and the promise of airfields... Wishful thinking that the Allies would soon be in Rome [The Trojan hope in six months attained] had infected American commanders as well as Churchill. Mark Clark was absolutely determined to be crowned as its conqueror, and even Eisenhower believed that the Italian capital would fall by the end of October. Alexander [the commander of the Allied 15th Army Group in Italy including British Eighth Army and US Fifth Army] declared unwisely that they would be in Florence by Christmas.» (Beevor, 2012, p.528-529).

The Trojan hope in six months attained shall be annihilated: « But there were already clear indications that the Germans would fight ruthlessly in retreat and take their revenge on Italian troops and partisans, who were actively helping the Allies. Hitler’s fury against the Italians for having changed sides had filtered right down to the ordinary German soldier. Clark’s Fifth Army, advancing north-west from Naples, faced its first major obstacle at the River Volturno, thirty kilometres further on. In the early hours of 13 October, both divisional and corps artillery opened a massive barrage across the valley. The British 56th Division had a tough time near the coast, but the main stretch of the river, although broad, was fordable, and by the following day a large bridgehead had been secured. The Volturno was only a holding position for the Germans, for Kesselring had already identified their main line of defence south of Rome. Like Hitler, he wanted to hold the Allies as far down the peninsula as possible. Rommel, who commanded the German divisions in the north and argued for a withdrawal, had been sidelined. Both Allied armies discovered in the next stage of the advance that the mountainous terrain and the weather did not present the ‘sunny Italy’ which they had imagined from pre-war tourist posters. That autumn in Italy was like the Russian rasputitsa of constant rain and deep mud. Late autumn downpours turned the rivers to raging torrents and tracks to quagmires, ant the retreating Germans had blown every bridge and mined every route. The Germans conducted their withdrawal with defended roadblocks and mines, covered by well-camouflaged anti-tank guns. Narrow roads in narrow valleys, and well-defende hilltop villages, meant that the infantry had to take over point position. Less than thirty kilometres north of the Volturno, the advance came to a complete halt. The Gustav or Winter Line, selected by Kesselring, ran 140 kilometres from just below Ortona on the Adriatic to the Gulf of Gaeta on the Tyrrhenian side. This was the narrowest part of the Italian boot and well chosen for defence. The Gustav Line had the natural fortress of Monte Cassino as its main strongpoint. All the unguarded optimism of the Allied commanders evaporated... [The Trojan hope in six months attained shall be annihilated].» (Beevor, id., p.529-530).

The Trojan hope shall be born with the Sun in Aquarius: « It was decided to defeat the Gustav Line, anchored on Monte Cassino, by outflanking it in force: the Allies would land General Lukas’ US/British Vi Corps on the west coast at Anzio (Operation Shingle), only 30 miles south of Rome. The plan was to push rapidly inland to cut the enemy’s lines of communication between Rome and the Gustav Line, drawing forces north. The US 3rd and British 1st Infantry Divisions went ashore virtually unopposed on 22 January 1944 [the Sun in Aquarius]...» (Brayley, 2002, p.21).

The rivers in ice: « Le front restera glacé (The fronts shall remain stabilized).» (Ionescu, id., p.532).

The river in ice shall be breached:
« ... But General Lukas then dug in to wait for a build-up of resources, rather than dashing inland. The Germans quickly took advantage of this delay, sealing off the beachhead, where men and assets badly needed elsewhere were bottled up for four months, with damaging results. The British 5th & 56th Infantry Divisions from X Corps were shipped in to join the 1st Division during February and March. The Gustav Line, with its western strongpoint of Monte Cassino blocking any advance up the Liri Valley towards Rome, would have to be taken by frontal assault. Anzio had been intended to draw German forces away from Cassino: now it became essential to draw them away from beleaguered Anzio by pushing hard at Cassino. Between January and May 1944, in atrocious weather, some of the bitterest fighting of the war took place during four separate and costly battles to take Cassino. British divisions involved were 5th, 46th & 56th on the Garigliano in January/February; 2nd NZ & 4th Indian, mid-February and mid-March; 78th British, 3rd & 5th Polish Divisions, mid-May. The pulverised ruins of Cassino town and the infamous monastery eventually fell in mid-May 1944 [8 months after Reggio-Salerno landing], with 8th Army formations switched to the west flank to join the US 5th Army and the Free French Corps in the drive up the Liri (Operation ‘Diadem’ – 4th & 78th British, 8th Indian & 1st Canadian Infantry Divisions of XIII Corps). Simultaneously the defenders of the Anzio beachhead broke out. The Germans pulled back to their prepared ‘Hitler’ [cf. Beevor, 2012, p.490 Chart: Sicily and Italy
July 1943 – June 1944] and ‘Dora’ lines, but despite hard rearguard fighting General Alexander’s advance prevented them from consolidating and they were soon pushed north [The river in ice shall be breached]. The glory of taking Rome – an undefended ‘open city’ – proved too much of a lure for General Clark; he diverged from his agreed axis of advance, opening a gap between the US and British armies through which the retreating German 10th Army escaped. He achieved his ambition of liberating Rome on 5 June; but by a twist of fate he was denied much of the fame he had no doubt expected – the following day the Allied landings in Normandy reduced his parade to a side show in the world’s news media.» (Brayley, id., p.21-22.).
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