Cat.No: 257300 Il processo agli anarchici nell'assise di Milano. 9 Maggio - 1 Giugno 1922. Comitato Anarchico Pro Vittime Politiche.

Il processo agli anarchici nell'assise di Milano. 9 Maggio - 1 Giugno 1922

Milano: Tip. G. Zingales, 1922. 200p., paperback, very good, wraps edgeworn where they protrude past the textblock; pages toned, unopened at top edge. Several black and white photos.

On the bombing of the Diana Theatre. In the words of Massimo Ortalli (A Rivista Anarchica, No 279, translated by Paul Sharkey), "On 23 March 1921 a group of Milanese anarchists, believing on the basis of misinformation deliberately passed to them, that they could get at the Milan Police Chief, Gasti, planted a powerful bomb outside the city’s Diana Theatre. The explosion claimed 21 lives and left over 150 people injured but the intended target was unharmed. The bombers had long been exasperated by the unfair detention of the editors of the daily Umanitá Nova (Borghi, Malatesta and Quaglino) and wanted to draw attention to the state of health of the three prisoners. In fact, despite Malatesta’s advanced age, the trio had begun an all-out hunger strike by way of protest at the spurious grounds for postponement of their trial. Naturally, far from generating a campaign in solidarity with the ageing anarchist and his fellow prisoners, the bloody bombing resulted in further indictments and further scathing attacks upon the entire anarchist movement."

Cat.No: 257300

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