ITALY: Two Roads

When the Fascist ax & rods drove the Lion of Judah from his Ethiopian home, Benito Mussolini was faced with grueling transport problems. Only means of carrying food, garrison troops and colonists from the Red Sea coast to Ethiopia's capital was by the Djibouti-Addis Ababa railroad, 494 mi. of rough, single-track, narrow-gauge roadbed over which crawled rattling, second-hand rolling stock to a terminus in French territory.

With the thoroughness that has marked all Italian road-building enterprises since the days of Gaius Julius Caesar, Mussolini massed 100,000 Italian workmen, organized them as units...

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