The War: Lamb, Lion & Pig

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...

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