ITALY: Uncomfortable

Italy's position astride the European fence was growing increasingly uncomfortable last week. The story came out that Benito Mussolini, still under pressure from Great Britain and France to come down off the fence and fight in one lot or the other, was making overtures to Britain by sending Count Dino Grandi back to London (where he used to be Ambassador) to talk things over. That the pressure came not only from abroad was indicated by whispered gossip in Rome that Fascist Secretary Achille Starace had formed a cabal backed by the King, the Army and the peasantry, which would...

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