GINO LUCETTI and his attempt to assassinate Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) 11 September 1926 by Riccardo Lucetti ISBN 978-1-873976-56-2 (Kindle eBook)

Prologue by Marco Rossi. Translated by Paul Sharkey. eBook £1.50 (see eBookshelf)

 

Gino Lucetti by Riccardo Lucetti (Kindle eBook). Cover illustration by Flavio Costantini
Gino Lucetti (August 31, 1900 – September 17, 1943)

GINO LUCETTI and his attempt to assassinate Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) 11 September 1926 by Riccardo Lucetti. ISBN 978-1-873976-56-2 (Prologue by Marco Rossi. Translated by Paul Sharkey.

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Carrara-born Gino Lucetti was an Italian anarchist who, on September 11 1926, unsuccessfully attempted to assassinate Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini by throwing a bomb at his car in Rome’s Porta Pia Square. Arrested and tried in June 1927 Lucetti was sentenced to 30-years imprisonment, as was his fellow anti-fascist Vincenzo Baldazzi. Lucetti escaped in 1943, having spent 16 years in jail but, unfortunately, he was killed soon after during a German bombardment of Ischia.

CONTENTS: FOREWORD

Chapter 1 — SOME BACKGROUND ON THE ANARCHIST MOVEMENT IN CARRARA AND IN ITALY

The anarchist tradition in the Apuans

The anarchist movement nationally

Chapter 2 — THE SITUATION IN ITALY IN THE YEARS PRIOR TO THE ASSASSINATION BID

Chapter 3 — FUORUSCITISMO (EXILE LIFE)

The resurgent movement

The Scandal of the Garibaldian Legions and its Impact upon the Movement

The Movement in Crisis

Chapter 4 — GINO LUCETTI

Family background

Youth

Between Italy and France

The Years prior to Exile

Time in France and Return to Italy

Final return to Italy

In Italy

Lucetti’s movements over the months immediately prior to the assassination bid

Chapter 5 — THE TRADITION OF ASSASSINATIONS

Warning Signs

Violence and anarchist individualism

Outrages

Chapter 6 — THE ASSASSINATION BID

The act

The dynamics of the action

Investigating the accomplices

Inquiries into Lucetti’s contacts in Rome in the days immediately preceding the assassination bid

Chapter 7 — THE WORLD OF SPIES

The secret services and Public Security authorities during Fascism’s early years

The Natoli affair

Chapter 8 — REPERCUSSIONS OF THE ASSASSINATION BID

Chapter 9 — THE TRIAL

The Special Tribunal for Defence of the State

Lucetti’s defence counsel

The trial proceedings

Gino Lucetti

Leandro Sorio

Stefano Vatteroni

The verdict

Chapter 10 — IMPRISONMENT

Prisons

Prison life

Chapter 11 — RELEASE AND DEATH

Brief historical notes

Release from prison

His tragic end

The Lucetti name in the partisan struggle and civic life

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