SANCTIONS: Wheel & Ball

Italians rebutted as best they could last week against Sanctions. Dictator Mussolini, who some weeks ago persuaded fruitful Hungary, traditionally "Italy's bread-basket," not to join in Sanctions, last week signed a trade accord in Rome with the Hungarian Minister "to insure adequate food supplies."

Pouncing on the lira accounts in Italy of London banks, including funds of many maiden ladies and widows who find Britain's climate too bleak, II Duce blocked all payments out of these accounts. Simultaneously gold was declared a State monopoly but Italians were not ordered to turn it...

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