Daily last week high strung letters from impatient young Fascist airmen reached Benito Mussolini, offering in case of war with Britain to dive with bombs upon Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, or H. M. S. Hood or Renown.
Characteristically Italian, these frenzied
proffers of suicidal heroism spent themselves against the unItalian inner calm of
the Dictator. For one more week as the
British general election worked up toward
its crescendo Nov. 14. II Duce sat tight in
Rome and in Ethiopia fought a methodical
little war (see p. 22).
Ethiopia's Government thought Britain was playing a...