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§840 Italy occupied by the Nazis after the fall of Mussolini (1943): IV-35.

IV-35 (§840):

The fire extinguished, the virgins,
The greatest part of the new band shall betray it:
Lightning on iron, lances the celibates shall guard the king:
Etruria and Corsica, at night the gorge furnaces of coals.

(Le feu estaint les vierges trahiront
La plus grand part de la bande nouvelle:
Fouldre à fer, lance les seuls roy garderont:
Etrusque & Corse, de nuit gorge allumelle.)

NOTES: The fire extinguished, the virgins shall betray: « At first, as for the legendary virgins, we find that the Roman Vestals had a principal role of maintaining the sacred fire that should remain lighted all the time in the temple. It is what leads us to think that the question here is an ideology issuing from Italy with the base of feminine people or mass population. In regard of it, the Fascist doctrine of Mussolini is well inserted in this loophole because it is owing to the popular support that he arrived, in 1922, at identifying his party as a unique option possible for Italy then in the eve of revolution.» (Dufresne, 1994, p.125).

The virgins: = The supporters of Mussolini faithful as virgins. 

The new band
: = The Fascist National Party.

The fire extinguished, the virgins, The greatest part of the new band shall betray it:
« FALL OF MUSSOLINI [The fire extinguished] July 25. In the beginning of 1943, the situation of Italy appears catastrophic. The reverses have been accumulated in Greece and in North Africa. In the middle of August, Sicily is in the hands of the Allies. Murderous bombardments accumulate the ruins in the cities and industrial installations. The balance sheet of economy is very serious. Mussolini seems deeply struck by these difficulties. In these conditions, the spiritual unity of the country is strongly staggered. The loss of Sicily and the bombardment of Rome on 19 July 1943 [Lightning upon iron, lances] make firm the resolution of the adversaries of Mussolini… On 25 July 1943, Mussolini rejects the suggestion from some faithful demanding of him making arrest the 19 persons who have adopted the order of the day of Grandi. At 17:00, he visits the King. The King, comforted with the vote of the Grand Council that serves his purpose, announces to the Duce that he destitutes the power of him 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 dismissal of Mussolini entails an explosion of joy all through Italy. Even one voice does not arise in favour of him [the virgins, The greatest part of the new band shall betray it].» (Kaspi, 1980, p.364-367).

The king: = « Victor-Emmanuel III » (Dufresne, id.). Dufresne wrongly says that « On 10 [September 1943], the troops of Hitler invade Rome and the king is obliged to take refuge, in a rush, in the interior of the walls of the Vatican! » (Dufresne, id.). In reality, « when the Allies land on the soil of the Peninsula [on 9 September] and, according to the previous accords, the armistice is made public [on 8 September], the royal government is taken by surprise, and abandon Rome which it judges indefensible. The king, Badoglio and some dignitaries settle themselves in Brindisi, far from the Germans, and preserve thus a parcel of legality.» (Kaspi, id., p.375-376); « 1943 September 9 The king Victor-Emmanuel III and The Premier Badoglio leave Rome and install their government in Brindisi.» (Kitahara et al., 2008, p.48 Chronology); « 1943 September 9-10 The government of Badoglio translates itself to Brindisi.» (Aoyama et al., 1992, p.601).

The celibates shall guard the king: This means the Vatican connection of the multiple efforts of the King’s government replacing Mussolini to attain a peace with the Allies:
« 25 June-8 September [1943]. In the military domain, Badoglio tries to gain time and to reassure the Germans. But his public declaration of solidarity with the northern ally disappoints the population who suffers grave privations more and more and ­aspires to the peace. Hitler is not deceived by these assurances and reinforces the German military potential in Italy. On 6 August, in Tarvisio, at the time of a meeting between Guariglia and Ambrosio on the Italian side, and Ribbentrop and Keitel on the German side, the latter’s mistrust is very net. In fact, while Badoglio tries, in vain, to cheat his allies, he multiplies the contacts with the adversary camp. The secret conversations take place in Sicily since 5 August 1943, then at Vatican [The celibates shall guard the king], in Tangier, in Madrid where General Castellano meets the British ambassador Hoare on 15 August, in Lisbon where Castellano meets the American emissaries on 16-27 August.» (Kaspi, id., p.368-369).

The gorge: ­= The straits between Corsica and Etruria.

Allumelle: ­= « ALLUMELLE, s.f. Fourneau de charbon (furnace of coals).» (Littré); « ALUMELLE, s.f. Lame de couteau ou d’épée (blade of a knife or of a sword). – ETYM. Alumelle came from alemelle by a false assimilation with the verb allumer, which has nothing common with alumelle. Alemelle is composed of the preposition à (with), and of lamelle, small blade.» (Littré).

Furnaces of coals: ­= Vessels or aircraft, by metonymy, furnaces of coals themselves representing, by metaphor, their modern engines. The French word « allumelle » suggests that it concerns the Germans (les Allemands in French).

Etruria and Corsica, at night the gorge furnaces of coals: ­= Furnaces of coals [crossing] the gorge [between] Etruria and Corsica at night [in September 1943]: « SEPTEMBER 8 Diplomacy – SURRENDER of ITALY. Eisenhower makes public announcement in Algiers. Home Front: Italy – Op. Achse (‘Axis’): German forces seize all strategic points in Italy and forcibly disarm Italian forces. SEPTEMBER 9 Sea War: Med. – ALLIES LAND AT SALERNO. SEPTEMBER 10 Italy – Germans occupy Rome and disarm Italian forces in the N. Sea War: Med.Evacuation of 25,000 German troops from Sardinia to Corsica (thence to Italy by air and sea) [Etruria and Corsica, at night the gorge furnaces of coals].» (Argyle, 1980, p.139-140).
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