Foreign News: Death of Diaz

"I am dying. . . . Quick! Bring the flag of Italy! . . . Let me be wrapped within its glorious folds."

Such were the heroic words gasped out by a desperately wounded Italian Colonel during the Italo-Turkish War of 1911-12. Death was, however, not quite ready to snatch away Armando Diaz, then 51, and quite unknown outside the Army. By a miracle he recovered from his battle wounds and lived to die, last week, in bed, of bronchial pneumonia, at 66. The 15 years of grace thus granted by Death had enabled Colonel...