ITALY: Notes, Nov. 19, 1923

Benito Mussolini, High Commissioner of the Air Force, after inspecting dirigibles and airplanes at Ciampino and Centocelle on Nov. 4, declared in a speech: 1) Italy must be prepared against all eventualities, and unless it secures the strongest air force its future is uncertain;

2) Italy must treble the number of its airplanes during the next year;

3) Italy must have a stronger air force than that of any other nation.

Sir Eric Drummond, Secretary General of the League of Nations, who might have had some misgivings over Mussolini's enthusiasm for the League after...

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