One night last week dozens of British warplanes droned over Switzerland on their way to bomb northern Italy. Antiaircraft batteries opened fire and the Swiss High Command claimed to have dispersed one squadron. Next day the Government made a second energetic, but futile, protest to London. The High Command took more effective action, ordered the entire country blacked out from 10 o'clock every night until dawn. The Swiss explained that instead of compelling respect for their neutrality, normal lighting had guided pilots on their way.

Last week Italy waked up to the fact that although Italians could not learn from...

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