That Italian aviators, Italian planes, Italian bombs had been destroying British shipping could have been read in Italian newspapers last fortnight. Rome's La Tribuna openly boasted of Italian planes from Italian-held Majorca sinking 18 ships in 19 days. Rome's Giornale d'Italia likewise boasted five foreign ships bombed by Italian planes. Regardless of this, Britain's "realistic" Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain is Italy's most potent English friend. On the Anglo-Italian agreement of last April—an agreement not to be implemented until Italy withdraws her forces from Rightist Spain—is staked Neville Chamberlain's political life. That life has...

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