World War: Long Enough for Aosta

The simultaneous upsies and dazies of Italian Imperial fortunes were last week exemplified by two brothers. Just after the Duke of Spoleto was named King of Croatia with pomp and jubilation, his elder brother the Duke of Aosta yielded up the trappings of his authority as Viceroy of Ethiopia.

Month ago, when the Nazis were sprinting across Libya toward Egypt and the British needed every man they could muster from East Africa, Lieut. General Alan Gordan Cunningham offered the Duke of Aosta peace terms. The Duke was in such a hopeless military position that he must have eyed the terms...

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