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§834 Mussolini deposed by the King executes, in the Republic of Salo, his former traitors (1943-1944): VI-31.

VI-31 (§834):

The King shall find what he wanted so much,
When the Principal shall be reproached with his fault:
The response to the duke shall make him discontent,
Who in Milan shall put several to death.

(Roy trouvera ce qu'il desiroit tant,
Quant le Prelat sera reprins à tort:
Responce au duc le rendra mal content,
Qui dans Milan mettra plusieurs à mort.)

NOTES: Prelat: = A principal person of a Church or a State, prelat (prelature and preture, too) being in Latin « prælatus, being brought forward.» ((Torné-Chavigny, 1861, p.52; Vignois, 1910, p.356). The usages in the Prophecies of Nostradamus in an ecclesiastical sense: VI-93 and X-56); in a political one: VI-31, VI-53, VI-86 bis, VIII-93 bis and IX-15; and in a common sense of forward: III-41, IX-21 bis, IX-87 and X-47.

The King shall find what he wanted so much, When the Principal shall be reproached with his fault: « FALL OF MUSSOLINI 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. He has a personal association with a young lady, Claretta Petacci, afflicted with a rapacious family. In these conditions, the spiritual unity of the country is strongly staggered. Someone, such as Dino Grandi [former minister of justice], seek a means of eliminating Mussolini. Many superior officials turn to the king Victor-Emmanuel III, head of the state and of the army, who holds his prestige. The king Victor-Emmanuel, after having for a long time supported the Fascist regime, measures the danger Italy and the dynasty of Savoy run. He is determined to separate from Mussolini, which is constitutionally possible for him. But the old monarch, clever, prudent and secret, does not want to act without the greatest chances of success. ­The loss of Sicily and the bombardment of Rome on 19 July 1943 make firm the resolution of the adversaries of Mussolini. Two conspiracies, independent of each other, are hatched by the Fascist leaders and in the royal palace. The Fascist leaders obtain of Mussolini a meeting of the Grand Council of the Party which has not been held since December 7, 1939. They expect from it the solution of the general uneasiness. The most reserved of the Fascists toward Mussolini gathering around Dino Grandi prepare the text of an order of the day criticizing the policy followed till then. The second complot comes from the Palace. Victor-Emmanuel sends to [Marshal] Badoglio the emissaries who ask him to take the lead of the next government and then to read a proclamation written by Orlando [one of the old personalities of parliamentary Italy before the Fascism], which the Marshal accepts. Thus the King, intending to make use of the explication that shall take place beforehand at the Fascist Grand Council, prepares the succession of the chief of the state.» (Kaspi, 1980, p.364-366).

The response to the duke shall make him discontent: « Mussolini is acquainted with the affair through various leaks, but, walled in a blind optimism, he believes himself under shelter from the attempts of some plotters he disdains. 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. First Mussolini speaks in front of 28 dignitaries, all in their best and conscious of the gravity of the moment. Some of them anticipate being arrested and are armed. The Duce renders the military responsible to the failures and defends Germany. Grandi replies with force and eloquence. He accuses the dictatorship [the Principal shall be reproached with his fault], but not the Fascism. He nearly comes to question the Duce himself who has accumulated too much responsibilities and is not competent to wage the war. Finally, he reads his order of the day that demands the reinstatement of the ancient constitution, the Statuto, and the restitution to the King of all the responsibilities this text entrusts to him. The Duce will remain only in charge of the direction of the party. The vote gives 19 votes in favour of the order of the day of Grandi, especially those of Ciano [former foreign minister], Bottai [former minister of national education], Federzoni, De Vecchi, De Bono, Rossoni, Bastianini..., 7 cons and one abstention [sic]. Mussolini does not react. He does not think that the King, who shows him his confidence for so long a time, could abandon him. Therefore, the vote of the Grand Council, an organ devoid of representation, does not have a great importance. However, he declares in retiring: “You have opened the crisis of the regime” and he refuses the traditional “Salute to the Duce”. On the next day, 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 [The King shall find what he wanted so much, When the Principal shall be reproached with his fault]. 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, at the altitude of 2,172 meters, in the heart of the Apennines [The response to the duke shall make him discontent].» (Kaspi, 1980, p.364-367).

Milan
: Milan represents, by synecdoche, the Republic of Salo.

Who in Milan shall put several to death
:
« January 8-10 [1944]. 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 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. On 11 January 1944, the condemned ones, from the oldest, De Bono, aged 78 years, to the youngest, Ciano at age 40, are shot from the rear, tied to a chair, according to the procedure reserved to the traitors in Italy [Who in Milan shall put several to death].» (Kaspi, id., p.401).
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We have covered 143 quatrains (§588-§730) concerning the World Events in the 19th century after Napoleonic ages [1821-1900] in the Prophecies of Nostradamus, and 218 in the 20th [1901-2000] (§731-§948).

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