THE FRONT: First White Prisoners

An eclipse of the moon threw Ethiopians last week into the brief panic an eclipse always produces in Ethiopia, but they were soon boastfully exuberant again when good war news came in from both the North Front and the South. Premature "little rains," not due until next month, made them believe that Allah, Jehovah and their assorted pagan gods were sending the 1936 Rainy Season ahead of time to save Ethiopia. Italy's motor transport was immobilized in many places by the "little rains," wheels spinning impotently in sticky red mud. Sodden and...

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