GERMANY: Tyrolese Dynamite

Tempestuous Berliners sought their favorite speisehausen (cafes) and pounded the tables till their steins jumped. "Schweinhund!" they bellowed. "Pig-dog! Derslueht MUSSOLINI!" With wrathful fingers of scorn, they pointed to the "cursed" Mussolini's declaration in the Italian Chamber (TIME, Feb. 15) that Italy intends to "rigorously, methodically and obstinately Italianize" the Alto Adige (the Germanic-Italian Tyrol), and that "Italy is ready if necessary to carry her banners beyond her present frontiers [at the Brenner Pass] but back never!"

Even as the Speisehause...

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