World War: Destructible Power

"The destiny of Ethiopia has been sealed today, May 9 of the 14th year of the Fascist revolution. . . . Italy at last has her Empire. It is a Fascist Empire, because it bears the indestructible sign of the will and power of the lictors and fasces of Rome."

This was the leonine roar of Benito Mussolini five years ago. By last week that roar had faded away to a mousy squeak. Britain's official London Gazette announced that the whole area formerly known as Italian East Africa was now in British hands.

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