THE FRONT: Death at Dessye

Spruce, white-haired Marshal Pietro Badoglio is a good soldier and a good soldier is supposed to think only about the task at hand. He was given the Italian High Command in Africa a month ago with one order: Speed up the war. Bending over his maps at Asmara last week Marshal Badoglio realized that to speed up the war the Ethiopian army either must be goaded into risking a major battle, or the present allegiance of tribal chiefs to Haile Selassie must be broken down. Over his maps Marshal Badoglio thought he saw...

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