British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's new "realistic" formula for assuring peace to troubled Europe, namely, negotiation of agreements between nations to remove causes of friction, last week received setbacks from two sides. Friction between Czechoslovakia and Germany over the bitter Sudeten German question rubbed that corner of Europe raw, and the French and Italian conversations, designed to produce a Franco-Italian pact such as Britain signed with Italy three weeks ago, broke down over the war in Spain.

Keystone of the Anglo-Italian negotiations was Italy's pledge to withdraw her troops from Rightist...

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