Insulted by Britain

Many who read of Il Benito's demands for "satisfaction" from Austria (see above) sneeringly remarked that he had chosen to bully a weak nation, which could no more refuse him anything that he should ask than a mouse can refuse to "satisfy" a tomcat.

So, by a quirk of fate, Premier Baldwin was even then "giving offense" to Mussolini in the following words: "I have been told that this country wants a Mussolini. I have great respect for the chief minister of a great country like Italy, but I...

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