SOUTHERN THEATRE: Revolt in the Desert

The House of Commons was informed last week by Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Richard Austen Butler that Great Britain formally recognized the Government of Emperor Haile Selassie as "the lawful Government of Ethiopia" and an ally of Britain, thus canceling the recognition given to Italian sovereignty in 1938. Though the little brown Emperor was in England and his followers were scattered through the mountains and gulches of faraway Italian East Africa, this solemn decision was less farcical than it seemed. It amounted to formal adoption of the same kind of plan with which Britain beat Turkey...

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