ABYSSINIA: 6,000,000 Rounds

In perhaps the most public purchase of munitions on record, Emperor Haile Selassie last week gave Premier Benito Mussolini something to think about by going down to the terminus of Abyssinia's French-owned railway* and taking delivery of what His Majesty referred to as 400 machine guns, 20,000 rifles and 6,000,000 rounds of ammunition made in Czechoslovakia and Belgium. II Duce's air-tight censorship continued to obscure what, if anything, the 75,000 troops he has sent to Africa (TIME, Feb. 18, et seq.) are doing. Last week 100,000 Abyssinian troops were supposed to have...

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