FOREIGN N E WS,ITALY: Axis (1936-1943)

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ITALY

Over the North African radio came a Texas soldier's voice:

This is General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces.

The Italian Government has surrendered its armed forces unconditionally. . . . I have granted a military armistice, the terms of which have been approved by the Governments of the United Kingdom, the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. . . . The armistice . . . becomes effective this instant.

The "instant" was 6:30 p.m., Sept. 8, 1943. All that day the wave lengths down...

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