Foreign News: Defense

In his speech to the nation last week (see above) Premier Doumergue announced: "I returned to office when I was called by President Lebrun and party leaders who said that civil war was about to break out. . . . Civil war risks bringing a yet more horrible thing—foreign invasion." Civil war is the politician's lookout, but foreign invasion is the army's job. Last week General Denain, new Minister of Air, calmly overrode the objections of diplomats against needlessly annoying Italy. and ordered ground broken for a vast air base at Rosidiano, Corsica....

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