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§846 The failure of Mussolini to negotiate with the Resistance (1943-1945): VI-76.

VI-76 (§846):

The antique city founded by Antenor,
Being no more capable of enduring the tyrant:
The cripple shall have feigned to cut throat,
His company shall the people put to death.

(La cité antique d'antenoree forge,
Plus ne pouvant le tyran supporter:
Le manchet fainct au temple couper gorge,
Les siens le peuple à mort viendra bouter.)

NOTES: Antenoree: = « Ἀντήνωρ [Antēnōr], Anténor, chef troyen (Antenor, a Trojan principal).» (Bailly). The French irregular form: Antenoree is seemingly a frenchfying of the dative case of the word: Ἀντήνωρι [Antēnōri] which is to be claimed, if in Greek, by the preposition de (by); « Antenor [Gr. Myth.] A Trojan elder. He was forgiven by the Greeks on the occasion of the fall of Troy because he had advised the Trojans to return Helen [IL. VII, 345-353 (text by Balboa, 2018)] or because he betrayed his compatriots.» (Iwanami’s biographical dictionary, p.106); « ANTENOR, One of the Trojan principals; he was the host of Ulysses during the ambassadorship of this prince [IL. III, 205-224 (text by Balboa, 2018)], and was accused of knowing the interests of the enemy of his fatherland… It is said that Antenor went out to settle himself at the bottom of the Adriatic Gulf near Padua.» (Landais); « PADUA, is amazingly ancient; its foundation is popularly attributed to the Greek Antenor.» (Bescherelle).

Forge
: = forgée. The form forge is to rhyme with gorge of the third line.

The antique city founded by Antenor, Being no more capable of enduring the tyrant: « [On 9 September 1943] the anti-fascist parties formed the Committee of National Liberation (CNL) in order to resist the German forces and to reconstruct Italy. It is formed in principal cities. Moreover, against the German military occupation and the Fascism [the tyrant] began the civilian Resistance [Being no more capable of enduring], a part of which charged itself with armed fighting as partisans. The Resistance, on 25 April [1945], liberated by itself many cities of the north [whose the antique city] through the concerted uprising.» (Kitahara et al., 2008, p.505-507).

Le manchet: The cripple; « manchet, adj., estropié (crippled); manchot (one-armed, one-handed [person]).» (Godefroy). This term refers to Mussolini, deprived of the southern half of Italy.

Fainct: = Feint; « faindre, v. feindre.» (Daele); « feindre, feindre (to feign), simuler (to simulate).» (Daele).

Le manchet fainct couper gorge (The cripple feigned cut throat): = Le manchet [aura] fainct [de]couper gorge (the cripple [shall have] feigned [to] cut throat), the ellipsis of the auxiliary verb aura and of the preposition de being a figure of Nostradamus (a prophetical embroilment).

The cripple shall have feigned to cut throat: « 25 April [1945]. In Milan, a meeting of Mussolini with the leaders of the Resistance. Mussolini settles himself on 17 April 1945 in Milan where are assembled the most important fascist forces and where he thinks himself to have the greatest liberty of maneuver: either to negotiate with CLNAI (the Committee of Liberation of Upper Italy) or to attempt to refuge in Valteline or in Switzerland. A Milanese industrialist, Cella, member of CLNAI, anxious to avoid battles in the city, proposes to the fascists and resistants an assembly at the house of the archbishop, Cardinal Schuster [au temple]. The meeting takes place on 25 April. It assembles Mussolini, Graziani, several responsible persons of the Republic of Salo and, face to face, three leaders of CLNAI, General Cadorna, Lombardi and Marazzo. these latter persons demand an unconditional surrender [cut throat]. The Duce wants to reflect and withdraws [The cripple shall have feigned to cut throat]. He seems resolved to agitate in front of the Resistance the menace which the German army constitutes. But the latter decides to surrender. So Mussolini quits Milan and orients himself toward Como.» (Kaspi, 1980, p.501).

Bouter: = « mettre, placer (to put, to place).» (Godefroy).

His company shall the people put to death: = The people shall put his company to death: « 28 April [1945]. After the failure of his attempt of negotiation on 25 April 1945 in Milan, Mussolini, Clara Petacci and 15 leaders of the Republic of Salo join a German column which climbs up toward Valteline. On 27 April, the group is arrested by the partisans; these authorize the Germans to pursue their way, if they deliver the fascists who are with them. The officer commanding the column agrees to it. Before letting them depart, the resistants go thoroughly into the vehicles and discover Mussolini who tries to hide himself under the uniform of a German soldier. Thereafter, the destiny of Mussolini and his companions is sealed. In fact, the article 5 of the judicial code enacted by the Committee of Liberation stipulates that all the leaders of the fallen regime and all the fascists taken with arms are condemned to death. Moreover, the resistants do not want that the former master of the country should fall into the hands of the Allies: the punishment of the Duce concerns only the Italians. On 28 April, after Mussolini and Clara Petacci had passed the night at the village of Dongo [on the west bank of Lake Como, 75 km north of Milan], a communist officer, Colonel Valerio, by his true name Walter Audisio, makes the prisoners delivered to him and, with his own hands, executes Mussolini and his mistress. Then, he makes the other 15 fascist leaders fired [The people shall put his company to death], among them are 5 ministers of the government of Salo.» (Kaspi, id., p.505).
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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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