Foreign News: Lifeline Trouble

While French and British diplomats fenced with Italy last week on the problem of withdrawal of foreign volunteers in Spain (see above), French and British staff officers had deliberated a situation even more critical in the Balearic Islands. Secret agents at Palma, Majorca had noted unusual activity among the Rightist garrison and the 20,000 Italian troops quartered there, reported that an attempt was about to be made to seize the Leftist island of Minorca. The British and French have been thick in the western Mediterranean ever since the Spanish civil war began, and the New York Times was authority for...

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