World War: IN THE AIR: Propaganda Raid?

Over the Rome radio one day last week Italians heard the terrifying news that war had reached inside the Italian coast. British parachutists armed with machine guns, hand grenades and high explosives had landed in the wild Calabria-Lucania region of Italy's instep. Though 19 had been quickly disarmed after a battle with carabinieri, some were probably still at large. All Black Shirt divisions in the zone south of Naples were mustered out in patrolling parties.

London denied knowledge of the whole thing for 24 hours, then issued a guarded communique hinting that some had not only completed their missions but...

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