ITALY: Patience, With Progress

Patience was the mainspring of Benito Mussolini's policy last week as his troops wormed forward through difficult terrain. First Japan, then Germany quit the League of Nations on a fraction of the provocation Geneva offered to Rome last week, but Il Duce kept playing the Geneva game. He scarcely expected, however, to take any tricks before the British general election is over.

As though nothing had happened, the Dictator sent his Ambassador to Great Britain, spade-bearded Dino Grandi. around to tell the British Foreign Office that, yes, the Royal Italian Government will be...

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