INTERNATIONAL: Command Performance

When, in gold-frogged jacket and white-plumed hat, Sir Sidney Barton, Minister of His Britannic Majesty to the Ethiopian Court, climbed last week the steps of the Imperial Palace at Addis Ababa to deliver the terms of a peace proposal to give Italy approximately half of Ethiopia, His Excellency could scarcely have dreamed that his secret and urgent covering instructions would be published to the world a few days later in a British White Paper "by command of His Majesty George V."

What King George wanted everyone to know was that His Majesty's Principal...

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