THE FRONT: Needlework

Having publicly taken up knitting in Addis Ababa, as a strong hint that they feel themselves barred from all real news sources, correspondents clicked needles last week while the Ethiopian Government made by far the tallest claims they have jabbered since war broke.

Breathless, popeyed, footsore runners from the Northern Front brought Emperor Haile Selassie news that 4,700 Italians have been killed by Ethiopians in savage skirmishes bordering the area nominally conquered by Il Duce's forces. Runners from the Southern Front told of the capture from Italians of 1,000 precious rifles and 20...

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