THE FRONT: Anniversary Advance

Dearly does the Fascist mind love Fascist anniversaries. After marking time for a fortnight, Italy's armies in the north and south of Ethiopia waited last week till the dawn of the 13th anniversary of the Blackshirt March on Rome, then struck simultaneously.

In the North. Italy's troops had drawn up on a 60 mile A-A-A (Aksum-Aduwa-Adigrat) front. Between them and Makale, their next important objective, stood the 8,000 ft. mountain of Gual Azai. To protect the Italian forces leftward under General Santini from a flank attack, General Diamanti led 3,000 Blackshirts and an...

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