ITALY: Pick & Shovel v. Axis

Since the day Germany invaded Poland the word Asse ("Axis") has not appeared in the Italian press. The "plutodemocracies," meaning France and Britain (and sometimes the U. S.), which all summer long were the object of Fascist journalistic abuse, now get more or less fair press treatment. The Italian public has been reminded very seldom, if at all, that it was diabolical Britain which pushed sanctions against Italy four years ago and the once vociferous Italian claims on French-owned Tunisia, Corsica, Savoy, Nice and Djibouti have not been discussed out loud.

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