ITALY-FRANCE: Peeper & Bomber

Frenchmen are still submitting to the "peeping" of German planes coasting along their secretly built frontier defenses (TIME, May 6), but six Italian pursuit planes rocketed up last week when a German ship tried to peep at Benito Mussolini's so-called "Air Gibraltar," the great military airport on Italy's northern frontier near Sesto Calende.

After the maneuver airmen call a "dog fight," Il Duce's diving, threatening, corner-cutting planes scared the Nazi pilot into a forced landing, seized two German long-range telescopic cameras. While several Milan correspondents vouched for this news, the Dictator's...

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