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Mr. Marconi's Libel Action

Post by Karen on Thu 19 Apr 2012 - 22:22

MR. MARCONI'S LIBEL ACTION.

At the time of the Titanic disaster "Die Welt am Montag," a Berlin paper, printed an article in which it was stated that Mr. Marconi exploited the catastrophe for his own personal profit by suppressing wireless messages and entering into an agreement with a New York paper for the exclusive publication of the details. As a result Mr. Marconi instituted an action for libel.
The hearing was commenced on Wednesday.

Source: Lloyd's Weekly News, November 3, 1912, Page 17

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Re: Mr. Marconi's Libel Action

Post by Karen on Thu 19 Apr 2012 - 22:33

The following excerpt was found on Wikipedia's entry on Marconi and details the later years of Mr. Marconi's life:

Later years

In 1914 Marconi was made a Senator in the Italian Senate and appointed Honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order in the UK. During World War I, Italy joined the Allied side of the conflict, and Marconi was placed in charge of the Italian military's radio service. He attained the rank of lieutenant in the Italian Army and of commander in the Italian Navy. In 1924, he was made a marquess by King Victor Emmanuel III.
Marconi joined the Italian Fascist party in 1923. In 1930, Italian dictator Benito Mussolini appointed him President of the Royal Academy of Italy, which made Marconi a member of the Fascist Grand Council.
Marconi died in Rome in 1937 at age 63 following a series of heart attacks, and Italy held a state funeral for him. As a tribute, all radio stations throughout the world observed two minutes of silence. His remains are housed in the Villa Griffone at Sasso Marconi, Emilia-Romagna, which assumed that name in his honour in 1938.

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