THE LEAGUE: Silence Makes Sanctions

In avoiding the blockade of economic sanctions imposed by League states, Italy had to think first of buying war materials from Germany, the great League outsider in Europe, and, secondly, of importing them across Switzerland and Austria.

Last week the Soviet secret service smelled in Berlin quiet British efforts to obtain by means of concessions to Germany the co-operation of Realmleader Adolf Hitler in boycotting Italy. This discovery threw the Soviet Union overnight from high gear into low so far as the League is concerned. Soviet Foreign Commissar Litvinoff, whose voice at...

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