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~Welcome to this week's Hundred Years Ago Show. October 1922 concludes with the Fascists' historic march on Rome - and Mussolini's acceptance of the King's invitation to become prime minister. Elsewhere in Europe, it is not a good time for PMs: in Greece, three prime ministers go on trial for treason, the penalty for which is death. In the United States, New York decides to crack down on Mexicans, freezing all that government's bank accounts and seizing its property throughout the state.
Plus all the other headlines from Northern Ireland to Eastern Thrace - and the sounds of the era from radio romance to Fascist favorites. Click above to listen.
Thank you for your kind comments on The Hundred Years Ago Show. Valentine Senkus, an Ontario member of The Mark Steyn Club, writes:
Mark, you are a busy man, however, you have time enough for this show - Thank you.
Always great and much appreciated. Where do you find all the wonderful, scratchy sound bites from one hundred years ago - great stuff!
Thank you, Valentine. You'd be surprised how many scratchy records Mark has.
As with our audio adventures, video poetry and musical specials, we've created a special Hundred Years Ago home page in handy Netflix-style tile format to enable you to set your time machine for the precise week or month you're in the mood for.
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